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Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra
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Jun 27, 2023 | ISBN 9780451495211

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“A gorgeous book . . . sublime.”The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)

“With Mercury Pictures Presents [Marra] cements himself as one of the most deft and most enjoyable novelists working today. . . . I could go on for pages about my admiration for Marra’s technique and execution . . . but what I most recall is the general warmth of feeling every time I . . . spent time in that world.”Chicago Tribune

“Epically entertaining  . . . You’ll laugh, you’ll cry in the marvelous Mercury Pictures Presents.”San Francisco Chronicle

“So much old-time snappy wit that Mercury Pictures Presents should come with popcorn and a 78-ounce Coke.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

“Marra returns with a sprawling story that ushers readers through the streets of pre-World War II Rome. . . . But as compelling as the story and characters are, the real star is the writing. Marra’s ability to capture and render both the joy and pain of life . . . remains unmatched.”—NPR

“Crackling with wit . . . Marra’s new novel is as epic in sweep as a movie set yet delineates the inner workings of the human heart with a miniaturist’s precision. Mercury Pictures Presents explores the endless give-and-take between life and art, the cost of integrity, and the ways we must make peace with the past in order to move toward the future.”—Celeste Ng

“Marra has been compared to Nabokov, Kafka, and Orwell. The word ‘brilliant’ gets used in all his reviews. Mercury Pictures Presents is a great literary read.”—Ann Patchett

“Funny, verbally inventive and, ultimately, very moving, Mercury Pictures Presents is a wonderful novel.”Sunday Times UK, Book of the Month

“Marra has ascended to the top of the literary ranks.”Booklist (starred review)

“Intimate and sweeping, heartfelt and satirical, one of the funniest and most moving novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Jess Walter

Mercury Pictures Presents has all the breadth and power of an epic and the attention to detail of an intimate conversation. I read it in a state of admiration for the beauty Marra has wrung from the English language.”—Sara Nović

“A novel so rich and wondrous . . . that there’s only one word for Anthony Marra: genius.”—Sally Mann

“A writer of boundless talent. . . . A singularly pleasurable read—smart, sad, hilarious, and always full of heart.”—Nathan Hill

“Achingly beautiful . . . You laugh, then you sigh, then you weep.”—Luis Alberto Urrea

“I laughed aloud many times, even as I marveled.”—Aimee Bender

“An energetic, wildly comical tale . . . Amid all the action and plot twists, it’s also a serious examination of immigration and xenophobia, identity and impersonation, and art, propaganda and censorship.”BookPage

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