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LONGLIST 2013 – IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
"Mr. Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller's most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary."
—The New York Times Book Review
“This extraordinary, liquidly written evocation of love’s mad rush and inevitable failures will feed your mind as you rapidly turn the pages. Highly recommended.”
“Eugenides’s first novel since 2002’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Middlesex
so impressively, ambitiously breaks the mold of its predecessor that it calls for the founding of a new prize to recognize its success both as a novel—and as a Jeffrey Eugenides novel.”
“His characteristically deliberate, researched realization of place and personality serve him well, and he strikes perfectly tuned chords.... Eugenides realizes the novel whose dismantling his characters examine.”
“A stunning novel—erudite, compassionate and penetrating in its analysis of love relationships.... Dazzling—Eugenides continues to show that he is one of the finest of contemporary novelists.”
“Sharp dialogue…. A remarkable achievement.... Brilliant.”
“Eugenides, as this novel reminds us, is certainly a fine writer; an urbane but sensitive stylist.”
“It might just be his best work yet.”
"Jeffrey Eugenides is a big and big-hearted talent: generous to his readers in telling stories that unfailingly entertain, and generous to his characters, who mess up and strive and suffer and repent the way anyone we really love does - forgivably."
About the Author
JEFFREY EUGENIDES was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides
, was published to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex
, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Medicis, and has sold more than 3 million copies.