Wrigley McCormick

Wrigley McCormick by Andrew B. Hurvitz In a tense time of academic purges and social media bullying, a newly fired, nearly retired professor from Northwestern University is befriended and taken in by a wealthy young benefactor hungry for a father figure and style muse. Note: This story contains a racial term which is considering insulting…

Exiles Under the Bridge, a novel

Exiles Under the Bridge “Exiles Under the Bridge” is a novel (125,000 words) about two families: one white, one HK Chinese, in 1980s, Pasadena, CA.   The book unfolds in a setting of affluence, privilege and natural beauty where the American Dream is within grasp. But their struggles and aspirations coincide with political conservatism, personal licentiousness,…

The White Defeatist

A progressive architect is forced to confront his assumptions about himself, his family and his city. After our mother’s funeral, I flew in a plane, from Little Rock to Los Angeles, accompanied by my older sister Stephanie and her catatonic, teenage son Norman. Over Arizona, I looked out at the vast, unpopulated desert below and…