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Countries of Origin by Javier Fuentes
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Jun 06, 2023 | ISBN 9780593317587

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A Best Book of the Summer from Bloomberg
“Fuentes, a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow, has come charging out of the gate with a cool, terse debut.”
Bloomberg, “Summer’s Best New Books Tackle War, Theft and Scandal on the Beach”

“One of the most moving, tender, wise novels I have read in years. This portrait of a man between countries and between lives, following the map of his own heart, delves deeply into the mystery of how we come to know ourselves exactly when we feel most lost. A gorgeous debut.”
—Stacey D’Erasmo, author of The Complicities

Countries of Origin is a tender and heartfelt novel about homecoming in all its complexity and gay love in all its rawness and wonder. It paints a brilliant and evocative portrait of the city of Madrid as it slowly becomes a kind of home for our wandering hero.”
—Colm Tóibín, author of The Magician

Countries of Origin is full of so many pleasures—literary, culinary, amorous—that one almost wants to save it for a special day. But don’t save it—read it today. Fuentes has created something beautiful, honest, heartbreaking and hopeful. It’s a great book. It’s the book to read right now.”
—Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Less Is Lost

“Fuentes’ first novel is a marvel of verisimilitude with a superbly realized setting and a perfectly apposite tone. His treatment of his complex, empathetic characters is psychologically acute, and their evolving relationship is believable and always engrossing. . . . a singularly successful debut.”
—Booklist, starred review

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