Rumpus Exclusive: New Cover Art From McSweeney’s

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The Rumpus Book Club’s October pick, The Instructions, by Adam Levin, is not only going to be an amazing read (we’ve heard really good things), but it’s beautiful too. (It’s also 1,024 pages).

Take a look:

We have it on good authority that there will be a gray cover as well. Credit where credit is due: the art is by Rachell SumpterJacob Magraw-Mickelson.

Folks, we are super excited about this book.

Also, this is a good deal, cover price is $28 but the book club is $25 and includes shipping. Join The Rumpus Book Club today!


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →