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IMPAC Dublin Literary Award WINNER

National Book Award Finalist WINNER

New York Times Notable Book WINNER

Society of Midland Authors Award WINNER


“A masterful new novel. . . Ingenious. . .Hemon is as much a writer of the senses as of the intellect.”
Washington Post Book Review

“Incandescent. When your eyes close, the power of this novel, of Hemon’s colossal talent, remains.”
-Junot Dfaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Hemon is immensely talented-a natural storyteller and a poet, a maker of amazing, gorgeous sentences in what is his second language.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Remarkable, and remarkably entertaining.” -The New York Times Book Review “A physical, historical, and pre-eminently psychological journey.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Stunning…[a] vivid novel…wildly palpably real.”
Boston Globe

“A measured, clear spotlight of injustice, made all the more eloquent by the prickly humor of the author.”
Los Angeles Times

“Hemon’s writing sometimes reminds one of Nabokov’s…yet the feat of his reinvention exceeds the Russian’s.”
-James Wood, The New Yorker

“A profoundly moving novel…A literary page-turner that combines narrative momentum with meditations on identity and mortality.”
Kirkus Reviews.

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