By Tom Rachman
For enthusiasts of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt—the fantastic, intricately woven new novel by way of Tom Rachman, writer of The Imperfectionists, some of the most severely acclaimed fiction debuts in years
Following essentially the most severely acclaimed fiction debuts in years, New York Times bestselling writer Tom Rachman returns with an excellent, intricately woven novel a few younger lady attempting to piece jointly the puzzle of her mysterious childhood.
Tooly Zylberberg, the yankee proprietor of an remoted bookstall within the Welsh nation-state, conducts a lifestyles jam-packed with studying, yet with few people. Books are more secure than humans, who may possibly ask awkward questions on her lifestyles. She prefers by no means to say the unusual occasions of her adolescence, which mystify and fear her still.
Taken from domestic as a woman, Tooly came upon herself lively away through a gaggle of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the USA. yet who have been her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they truly wish? there has been Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a keenness for books; there has been the fascinating yet tempestuous Sarah; and there has been Venn, the charismatic chief whose worldview reworked Tooly ceaselessly. till, relatively by surprise, he vanished.
Years later, Tooly believes she is going to by no means comprehend the real tale of her personal existence. Then startling information arrives from a long-lost boyfriend, elevating previous mysteries and propelling her on a quest worldwide in look for answers.
Tom Rachman—an writer celebrated for humanity, humor, and lovely characters—has produced a beautiful novel that finds the story not only of 1 lady yet of the earlier quarter-century besides, from the top of the chilly struggle to the dominance of yank empire to the electronic revolution of at the present time. jumping among a long time, from Bangkok to Brooklyn, this breathtaking ebook will determine Rachman’s acceptance as probably the most intriguing younger writers now we have.