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Praise for Thrust:

“[The] most mind-blowing book about America I’ve ever inhaled. . . . I read Thrust in a state of flustered fascination and finished longing to dream it again.” —Ron Charles, Washington Post

“There’s so much that feels deeply present about Yuknavitch’s latest novel: the ever-expanding police state, lower Manhattan under water, and a woman on a mission to rescue other vulnerable women. Yuknavitch’s words are incantations, and Thrust is a triumph.” —Elle

“An indignant and impressive novel.” —Alexandra Jacobs, The New York Times

“Yuknavitch breaks down barriers of time and space, of history and language, in a visceral critique of America’s founding ideals and its present failures.” —The New Yorker

Thrust is the culmination of everything she has been writing toward, a blistering excoriation of power structures that also honors the resilience of those who fight back. . . . It’s a book that uses history and America as a jumping-off point to dissolve borders and boundaries.” —Michele Filgate, Los Angeles Times

“Moving and incisive.” —Time

“A fascinating, unsettling ride.”  —The Guardian

“[This] powerful, braided fable unites workers of the world across time and space and class to start conceiving of a better world. . . . Yuknavitch is firmly in control.” —Los Angeles Times

“The utterly gripping story of a drowned world . . . I read with wonder, sometimes also with tears, and always with hope for our own hurting world. I feel fierce admiration for what Yuknavitch has achieved in this amazing book.” —Barbara J. King, author of How Animals Grieve

“Complex, enthralling . . . page-turning . . An epic story of dystopia and hope, and ultimately about the power of storytelling.” —Sarah Neilson, Shondaland

“An epic fable [that] operates more like a poem.” —Kate Dwyer, The New York Times

“Cinematic and inviting . . . it could be the best thing you read this year.”  —Philadelphia Inquirer

“A dizzily interlacing view of American history.”  —New York

”[A] forceful, fluid, erotic new novel.” —Boston Globe

“A dazzling new novel that marks another imaginative feat in a career with no shortage of them. A lyrical and dexterous critique of a future America ravaged by climate change and surveillance, Thrust is both of the moment and utterly timeless.” —Chicago Review of Books

“Prescient, elegiac, and epic. . . . This book is a mighty lament for what we are losing; it’s also a proposition about what we might become, how we might learn to listen differently, and how water rearranges things, including history.”  —The Irish Times

“This weirdly wonderful [novel] on the surveillance state, climate change, and what it means to have agency as a woman in the world will throw your mind for a loop in the best way.” —Good Housekeeping

“A stunningly beautiful novel about the power of storytelling to make sense of the world we are living in and the one we might just be barreling toward.” —The Daily Beast

“An intelligently affecting story that successfully walks the fine line between topical issues, history and science fiction.” —Buzz

“A book that explores the big, serious issues of exploitation, climate change, and freedom through a rich web of kink, humor, and nature. There’s so much going on in this novel, and it all comes together in such magnificent, incredible ways.” —BookRiot

“Chronicles violences big and small that have shaped the course of humanity [and] offers hope in the idea that stories, ever-changing, have the power to carry Laisvė—and others—somewhere new.” —Electric Literature

“[Yuknavitch]’s world-building powers are in full force.” —LitHub

“A complex novel of great imagination. . . profound, thought-provoking, and deeply beautiful.” —Shelf Awareness

“Blistering and visionary . . . This is the author’s best yet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review

Thrust is kinky, queer, and razor sharp . . . a stunning novel about the future we might be able to create if we listen to voices we’ve previously ignored . . . and about being willing to start again.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Yuknavitch is interested in the way the bodies of immigrants, refugees, and marginalized people have been the fodder used to keep the American project going—and her humane love for those same bodies shines. . . . Complex, ambitious, and unafraid to earnestly love—and critique—America and its most dearly held principles.” Kirkus Reviews

Thrust is alarmingly trenchant—and a hell of a wild ride. Daring, dazzling, and earth-splitting, this is a book to take in wide-eyed.”  —Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers

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