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"A very cunning variation on the revenge fable." - The New York Times

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I was instantly hooked by Gangi’s vivid writing, her psychological acumen and her sharp observation of love and life. She is a fascinating writer who understands love, sex, men and women. I truly could not stop reading. THE NEXT is a riveting debut by a fiercely talented writer.
— ERICA JONG || bestselling author of FEAR OF FLYING
THE NEXT isn’t just a ghost story—it’s a love story, a family story, and a revenge story as well. Stephanie Gangi’s novel is fast-paced, wickedly observant, and haunting in the best sense of the word.
— TOM PERROTTA || bestselling author of THE LEFTOVERS
A profound and provocative page-turner about love and loss, revenge and redemption, this debut novel will stick with you for a long time. Stephanie Gangi is an instant, new favorite.
— EMILY GIFFIN || bestselling author of SOMETHING BORROWED and FIRST COMES LOVE
I love the The Next. Well, let me be more specific: I LOVE The Next. Comic, wrenching revenge fantasy; New York City, all around the town; an insightful poodle; the tender reality of motherhood and daughterhood; the less tender reality of social media, and a ghost with the wit of Topper and the fire of Fay Weldon – this is an elegantly written, thoughtfully sharp and surprisingly touching whirlwind of a book.
— CATHLEEN SCHINE || bestselling author of THE LOVE LETTER, RAMEAU'S NIECE, ALICE IN BED

BOOKSELLERS LOVE
THE NEXT

Clear your calendar before opening Stephanie Gangi’s “The Next,” because this whirlwind of a novel will make you forget all about eating and sleeping...A gorgeous book about love in all its forms, familial, canine, romantic, lost and found again.
— Hillary at Gibson's Bookstore (Concord, NH)
What a smart, thought-provoking, excellent read – I love a book that brings a unique aspect to the storytelling – and what’s better than a revenge ghost story...but it’s so much more!
— Julie at Warwick's (La Jolla, CA)
This story can make you laugh and cry and I did both. I loved it especially for the power of her language and the intensity with which Gangi writes.
— Susan at Bookworks (Albuquerque, NM)
Joanna may be a spirit, but she is still witty, devious, and bent on satisfaction. Stephanie Gangi’s THE NEXT is a deeply insightful look into the intricacies of the heart - even from beyond the grave.
— Pamela at Excelsior Bay Books (Excelsior, MN)
So smartly written with unexpected moments that kept me turning the pages.
One of my favorite elements was the bond between Joanna and her beloved dog and the ending, while perfect, made me cry. There is a lot of depth to this book and I can’t wait to put it in the hands of readers.
— Adrian at Warwick's (La Jolla, CA)

ABOUT

I was a late bloomer, but anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.  -- Sharon Olds
 

STEPHANIE GANGI lives and works in New York City. She was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, and raised her own kids in Tribeca, Rockland County and on the Upper West Side.

Gangi’s first publishing credit, many years ago, was a children’s book, Lumpy: A Baseball Fable, co-written with pitching great (and New York Met) Tug McGraw. She ghostwrote a tell-all about Liberace in 1984 but left the only copy in a taxicab. She has written jacket copy, pitch letters, business plans, speeches, mortgage checks, absence excuse notes, letters to editors, hundreds of poems, dozens of story starts, dating profiles, countless email, texts, sexts and random tweets. She once chalked a love note on the wall of a Paris alley in the rain.

Her poem, “Four,” was a 2014 award winner and appears in the anthology for The Hippocrates Society of Poetry and Medicine. The poem “Talking to My Dead Mother About Dogs” appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of the New Ohio Review.

The Next is her debut. She is working on her second novel.