Adam Nemett We Can Save Us All

Thursday, November 15 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the release of Adam Nemett’s debut novel, We Can Save Us All. A signing will follow.

Join us for the release of Adam Nemett’s debut novel, We Can Save Us All. A signing will follow.

Welcome to The Egg, an off-campus geodesic dome where David Fuffman and his crew of alienated Princeton students train for what might be the end of days: America is in a perpetual state of war, climate disasters create a global state of emergency, and scientists believe time itself may be collapsing.

Funded by the charismatic Mathias Blue and fueled by performance enhancers and psychedelic drugs, a student revolution incubates at The Egg, inspired by the superheroes that dominate American culture. The arrival of Haley Roth—an impassioned heroine with a dark secret—propels David and Mathias to expand their movement across college campuses nationwide, inspiring a cult-like following. As the final superstorm arrives, they toe the line between good and evil, deliverance and demagogues, the damned and the saved.

"At a moment when it’s hard to trust anyone who claims to see things clearly, Adam Nemett has written a smart, sensitive, terrifying novel about masculinity, philosophy, technology, and the end of the world. Recommended for all college first-years and their parents, as well as those in between."

Keith Gessen, author of A Terrible Country

Adam Nemett graduated from Princeton University and received his MFA in fiction/screenwriting from California College of the Arts. He serves as creative director and author for The History Factory, where he’s written award-winning nonfiction books for Lockheed Martin, Brooks Brothers, City of Hope Medical Center, and Huntington Bank, and directed campaigns for 21st Century Fox, Adobe Systems, HarperCollins, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, New Balance, Pfizer, and Whirlpool. An excerpt of his debut novel, We Can Save Us All, was anthologized in The Apocalypse Reader.

He is the writer/director of the feature film The Instrument (2005), which LA Weekly described as “damn near unclassifiable.” At Princeton, Nemett co-founded MIMA Music Inc., a student organization that grew into an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit that has operated in 40 countries worldwide. Adam’s work has been published, reviewed, and featured in Variety, LA Weekly, The New Yorker, The Washington Post,, The Brooklyn Rail, Cville Niche, C-Ville Weekly, and Cornel West’s memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two kids.