Haunting. . . . A standout novel . . . thrilling.
The Wall Street Journal
Hauntingly strange and utterly convincing. . . . A novel you will finish and immediately want to read again; a complex, elegant and wonderfully troubling debut.
Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet
Fascinating and multilayered. . . . [Yanagihara s] storytelling is masterful. . . . Hugely ambitious and entertaining.
The Boston Globe
Exhaustingly inventive and almost defiant in its refusal to offer redemption or solace. . . . As for Yanagihara, she is a writer to marvel at.
The New York TimesBook Review
Among the boldest and best debut novels of the year.
A deeply satisfying adventure story. . . . Provokes discussions about science, morality and our obsession with youth.
Feels like a National Geographic story by way of Conrad s Heart of Darkness. . . . The world Yanagihara conjures up, full of dark pockets of mystery, is magical.
The Times (London)
An engrossing, beautifully detailed, at times amazing (and shocking) novel . . . an impressive debut.
Paul Theroux, author ofThe Lower RiverandThe Great Railway Bazaar
Enthralling . . . deeply entertaining.
San Francisco Chronicle
By turns brilliant, provocative and profoundly sobering.
Independent on Sunday (London)
Captivating and thoroughly unsettling.
Impossible to resist. . . . packed with a symphony of complex themes made accessible by the sheer poetry of [Yanagihara s] prose. . . . [A] brilliantly told story.
The Daily Mail (London)
A Nabokovian phantasmagoria. . . . Hanya Yanagihara is a writer to watch.
Madison Smartt Bell, author ofThe Color of NightandAll Souls Rising
[An] engrossing, unsettling first novel.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Richly imagined. . . . Striking and highly satisfying. Yanagihara's ambitious debut is one to be lauded.
The Guardian (London)
Astonishing. . . . Riveting.
Pulses with big ideas. . . . Masterful. . . . [An] audacious, beautifully wrought tragedy.
The Toronto Star
A mystery story, an ecological parable, a monstrous confession, and a fascinating consideration of moral relativism. . . . A triumph of the imagination.
Anthony Doerr, author ofFour Seasons in RomeandThe Shell Collector"show more