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Sisters by Daisy Johnson
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Aug 25, 2020 | ISBN 9780593188958

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Praise for Sisters by Daisy Johnson: 

“Entrancing. . . Johnson’s own writing summons the just-off-ness of the uncanny; she is capable of passages of exquisite creepiness. . . . Her sentences have an aqueous quality.” The New Yorker
“Daisy Johnson is the youngest writer ever to have be short-listed for the Booker prize, and with good reason… Exploring the fraught dynamics of blood and betrayal, Sisters is yet another Johnson masterpiece.” Elle, “Most Anticipated Book of Summer 2020”
“Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction.”  —Lauren Groff, New York Times– bestselling author of Florida
“Daisy Johnson writes in a torrent of language as unrelenting and turbulent and dark as the river at the book’s heart; dive in for just a moment and you’ll emerge gasping and haunted.” —Celeste Ng, New York Times-bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere
“Johnson crafts an aching thriller about the dangers of loving too intensely.”—TIME

“A novel about family facing their darkest impulses while quarantined together? Highly relatable.”  Vulture 
“Johnson’s exploration of sibling love and rivalry is powerful and tinged with a hint of menace, and you’ll feel a slight pit in your stomach as July and September’s fraught relationship slowly and horrifyingly continues to fracture in this new kind of love story.”—E! Online

“Johnson is a master of creating vivid imagery in her prose, and this book is no exception. The sense of unease melds with the beautiful language in a way that will take your breath away.”—Shondaland 
“Johnson. . . brings her nuanced sense of menace and intimate understanding of the perils of loving too much to this latest entry in her developing canon of dark places where the unspeakable speaks and speaks. A subtle book that brings to bear all its author’s prodigious skill. A must-read.”Kirkus STARRED Review

“In achingly lyrical prose, Johnson employs alternating narratives, divulging and withholding information by turns, keeping the reader unsure of what to believe. When the revelations hit, they are intensely powerful. Readers of classic gothic fiction will find a contemporary master of the craft here. Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

“Beautifully written, the characters expertly drawn . . A memorable and haunting novel.”BOOKLIST, STARRED review 

Sisters casts a spell, and Johnson’s ability to make her language twist and turn, to hint and suggest at something much larger, is truly remarkable.“—BookPage, STARRED review

“[A] dark, atmospheric novel that explores the tension of familial closeness, both physical and emotional, and unfolds in a house in near-isolation. . .somehow Daisy Johnson wrote it before the pandemic. Prescience aside, Sisters is one of the rare novels that balances an almost-uncomfortable level of tension with gloriously stylish prose throughout. There’s an element of escapism in the profoundly creepy, and the masterful claustrophobia of Sisters will deliver you from your own.” Lit Hub

“Half ghost-train, half rollercoaster. Once you get on you can’t get off.” —Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time

“Daisy Johnson is one of the best writers in this country … an astonishing stylist. Sisters is a thumping good book, haunting, visceral and potent.” —Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers

“A taut, disturbing, and brilliantly written psychological drama of the first order. You’ll read for the quality of the prose, but also the amazing depth of characterization and mystery. Another great book from one of our finest writers.”—Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation
“Daisy Johnson is an enchantress who can turn the day into night and back again in a sentence. I love her prose so much, and this book was the sibling love-and-horror story of my dreams and nightmares.”—Karen Russell, New York Times-bestselling author of Swamplandia!

“This is a book that makes you remember why you first fell in love with reading. I was haunted by it. Utterly unique.”—Evie Wyld, author of All the Birds Singing

“Surprising, gorgeously written, and profoundly unsettling, [Johnson’s work] will sink into your bones and stay there.”—Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

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