Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. Thomas presents his riveting debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, which charts the story of the American Century through one Irish-American family, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII.

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