Calvin Bledsoe’s story begins at his mother’s funeral, where he is introduced to his aunt Beatrice, a woman he had not even known existed. She whisks him off to Europe with her for a grand adventure, and together they face a menagerie of antiquities thieves, secret agents, religious fanatics, and an ex-wife who is stalking him. Powered by pitch-perfect dialogue, lovable characters, and surprising optimism, Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe? is a modern-day take on Graham Greene’s classic Travels with My Aunt, a novel about grabbing life, and holding on—wherever it may take you.
Brock Clarke is the author of five novels, as well as three collections of short stories, the most recent being The Price of the Haircut. His many awards include The Mary McCarthy Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and the longlist for the International MPAC Dublin Literary Award. He lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches at Bowdoin College.