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The Wanting by Michael Lavigne
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The Wanting by Michael Lavigne
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Feb 26, 2013 | ISBN 9780805212556

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“In this exquisite novel of longing and loss, Lavigne has woven multiple stories of intersecting lives and conflicting desires. From the snowy streets of communist Moscow to the scorching heat of a Palestinian-controlled desert, we travel with characters at once ruined and resilient, some idealistic, others world-weary—all pursuing that most essential but elusive want: a place to call home. A beautiful meditation on love, and on all the ways in which stories are remembered and told.”
—Dalia Sofer, author of The Septembers of Shiraz
 
“Lavigne writes like an angel. And like a devil. Indeed, he writes so well that it isn’t always possible to tell which is which. His ability to give wild imaginings a concrete immediacy, a human warmth and plausibility, is the rarest of writerly gifts.”
—Jonathan Rosen, author of Joy Comes in the Morning and The Talmud and the Internet
 
“Lavigne’s heartfelt examination offers what reportage never could: an intensely intimate and human depiction of the forces that unite and powerfully divide this region and its people.”
—Publishers Weekly

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