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The Effect of Living Backwards

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The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits
Sep 07, 2004 | 368 Pages
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Praise for The Effect of Living Backwards

“Savage and funny…wildly inventive.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Fasten your seatbelt…[Julavits] has written a wickedly funny novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“With astounding intelligence and unceasing acuity, Heidi Julavits fulfills the great promise of her talents, and jumps to the forefront of her generation. This could be the smartest and most challenging book I’ve read by anyone our age, and beyond that, it’s just plain hard to put down.”—Dave Eggers
Backwards is colorful, bright, funny, and intriguing, and you genuinely care about Alice. Her smartly off-kilter sarcasm and sharp, cynical sound bites allow her to cope…while Julavits’s elliptical narrative makes our own days seem boring and linear by contrast.”—Seattle Weekly
“Profound and unsettling.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
“[A] gripping intellectual thriller.”—Entertainment Weekly
 “An absolute tour de force.”—George Saunders  

“One of the first novels to make sense—albeit with lots of crazy, satirical twists—of the post-Sept. 11 world.”—The Buffalo News

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