The Blizzard Party

February 23, 2021
The Blizzard Party

A panoramic novel set in New York City during thecatastrophic blizzard of February 1978.On the night of February 6, 1978, a catastrophic nor'easterstruck the city of New York. On that night, in a penthouse in theUpper West Side’s stately Apelles, a crowd gathered for a wildparty. And on that night, Mr. Albert Haynes Caldwell―a partneremeritus at Swank, Brady & Plescher; Harvard class of '26;father of three; widower; atheist; and fiscal conservative―hatcheda plan to fake a medical emergency and toss himself into the HudsonRiver, where he would drown.In the eye of this storm: Hazel Saltwater, age six. The strangeevents of that night irrevocably altered many lives, but none morethan hers. The Blizzard Party is Hazel’s reconstruction ofthat night, an exploration of love, language, conspiracy, auditorytime travel, and life after death.Cinematic, with a vast cast of characters and a historical scopethat spans WWII Poland, the lives of rich and powerfulManhattanites in the late 1970’s, and the enduring effects of 9/11,The Blizzard Party is an epic novel in the form of a finalfarewell.