When underachieving writer Larry Mann is granted the lucrative opportunity to ghostwrite the memoirs of the notorious and eccentric businessman-turned-politician Maxime Montblanc, he accepts immediately, tantalized by the financial benefits he’s promised. However, as the two men begin to learn about and confide in one another, hints of their pasts surface to reveal two men both breaking in their own ways and both searching for a brighter future that may not exist. Alternating between the stark and the surreal, the abstract and the lyrical, Panegyric is an exploration and examination into the nature of artistic integrity, creation, and legacy, told in a way that is subversive, allegorical, profane, humorous, harrowing, and at times, unapologetically incomprehensible.
Logan Macnair is a writer, doctoral student, and pub trivia frequenter. He spends his days researching and writing about the online activity of terrorist and extremist organizations and his nights watching hockey and arguing with strangers on the Internet. Born and raised in Williams Lake, he now resides in Vancouver. Panegyric is his first novel.
Panegyric will be available for purchase in bookstores and online April 15, 2020.