Alumni News

Novel by Eisenstadt ’85 Marks a Homecoming

The latest novel from Jill Eisenstadt ’85, Swell, revisits the setting and characters of her 1987 debut novel, From Rockaway, which earned her a place in the “literary brat pack” alongside Bret Easton Ellis ’86 and Donna Tartt ’86. 

Swell by Jill Eisenstadt

Eisenstadt’s first novel in 26 years, SFGate called it “a homecoming on the page and during the writing process.”

"Swell combines comedy and tragedy, chaos and a longing for order,” the article said.