City of Strangers

City of Strangers

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Faith, family, and the weight of history intersect in this remarkable debut from a rising literary talent
A cold, gray Sunday dawns on New York City to find Paul Metzger trudging through the winter streets to visit his past. He goes first to see his estranged, decades-older half-brother; then his dying father, whose notorious early life still haunts his children; and finally the ex-wife he cannot help but continue to love. But a fourth encounter-violent, unexpected-sets in motion a chain of events that will forever change Paul's life, as well as the family he's struggled so long to understand.
Ian MacKenzie's stirring and lyrical debut is a story of a family inalterably fractured by its past, of a man who refuses to believe that what is done cannot be undone, and of a world that insists-catastrophically, in the end-otherwise.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0143115782
  • 9780143115786

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" In "City of Strangers", Ian MacKenzie tells, in direct, beautiful, and convincing language, a story that examines the surface tensions and deeper sources of pressure in today's uncertain world. "City of Strangers" exhibits a maturity well beyond the writer's years. He is a talent to watch."
-Uzodinma Iweala, author of the national bestseller "Beasts of No Nation"
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About Ian Mackenzie

Ian MacKenzie graduated from Harvard in 2004 and lives in Brooklyn, New York. City of Strangers is his first novel.
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77 ratings
3.01 out of 5 stars
5 10% (8)
4 21% (16)
3 35% (27)
2 27% (21)
1 6% (5)
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