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Nicked by M. T. Anderson
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Jul 23, 2024 | ISBN 9780593701607

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“Anderson is a once-in-a-generation perfect storm of wit, ethical zing, and sheer linguistic power.”
George Saunders, author of Liberation Day and Lincoln in the Bardo

“M. T. Anderson is one of our greatest and most precious voices. His books aren’t just brilliantly witty and vastly entertaining, they’re fixed stars of wisdom and sanity in our increasingly unhinged universe. When lost, I use them to steer by.”
—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians Trilogy

“Witty and deeply affecting, a pointed send-up of power, theology, ownership, and the divine, all executed with masterful flair.”
Gretchen Felker-Martin, author of Manhunt and Cuckoo

“Miracles, marvels, saints, sinners, love, plague, and treachery! M. T. Anderson has laid out a medieval feast of a novel, stuffed with everything I could have wished for. If I could canonize him for it, I would. But I’ll settle for shouting about how much I love this book.”
—Kelly Link, author of The Book of Love

“A miracle worker, M. T. Anderson has exhumed the bones of holy legend and startled them to life. Nicked is a far-fetched caper based on the actual heist of the corpse of Saint Nicholas. At once blessedly comic and acerbic, Anderson’s confession of devotion to the unresolvable mysteries of faith and love had me laughing out loud and tearing up—nearly simultaneously.”
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Elphie

“Enthralling . . . in a novel this funny, it would be all too easy to let an omniscient, present-day narrator earn laughs at the expense of its characters’ outdated beliefs, but Anderson instead approaches the medieval with curiosity and compassion . . . . An always entertaining and unexpectedly poignant adventure as rare and gleaming as a reliquary.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“[A] rollicking tale . . . Anderson stocks the exhilarating narrative with sea battles, comely spies, duels, and double crosses, and succeeds at transporting the reader back to 11th-century Italy and Byzantium. Readers will be swept up in this marvelous adventure.”
Publishers Weekly (starred)

“The cleverness of this page-turner begins with its title . . . NBA-winning author M.T. Anderson’s humorous, suspenseful adult debut, inspired by an actual 11th-century heist of St. Nicholas’s remains, deftly demonstrates the circularity of human history.”
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