Alexi Zentner, assistant professor of English at Binghamton University, stands along Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. Zentner's latest novel, <em>The Lobster Kings</em>, will be released May 27.

Alexi Zentner, assistant professor of English at Binghamton University, stands along Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. Zentner's latest novel, The Lobster Kings, will be released May 27.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen