Patrick Nathan's short fiction and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Boulevard, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. This is his first novel. He lives in Minneapolis.
"The result is a very different literary thriller, one in which the mystery is not who killed the victim, but how those who kill might live with what they've done. . . . Some Hell becomes a canny and terrifying moral fable about our new and old American ways of both being together and missing each other."--The New York Times Book Review "A heartbreaker of a book, Patrick Nathan's debut novel captures the hell of adolescence under particularly dire circumstances."--Esquire "Orphic and original. . . . Each sentence of this dark Bildungsroman--obsessed with the intertwined logics of desire, disaster, and death--kept me enthralled."--Nathan Goldman, Literary Hub "Nathan writes beautifully, without sentimentality."--Lambda Literary "An impressive and poignant debut."--Largehearted Boy "A gripping account of the intricately woven mind of a teenager. . . . Nathan has crafted an all-consuming novel in which topics like suicide, homosexuality, parenting, friendship, and psychology make up a precarious tableau in which readers can leave their own subjectivity behind and experience the world from Colin's singular viewpoint. . . . A magnetic first novel combining wit, sex, and apocalyptic reverie."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "[Patrick Nathan] does a masterful job of creating believable, multidimensional characters about whom the reader cares desperately.. . . Nathan's first novel is beautifully done and promises to linger in the reader's memory."--Booklist, starred review "Readers will find moments of beauty in the rawness of grief's confusions and yearning."--Publishers Weekly