Virtual Book Club
May 13, 2021 –
RESTORATION HEIGHTS by Wil Medearis tells the story of a young white artist, a historically Black neighborhood besieged by gentrification, a missing woman, and the tendrils of wealth and power that tether Brooklyn's art scene to Manhattan's elite. The NYT called it a "novel that is part noir mystery, part love letter to Bedford-Stuyvesant."
Wil Medearis holds an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. His artwork has been featured in galleries in Richmond, Philadelphia, and Manhattan's Lower East Side. He has worked as an adjunct professor, tended bar at a country club, refinished furniture for an antiques dealer, and hung art inside the homes of some of the wealthiest art collectors in Manhattan. Restoration Heights is his first novel.