Reservoir 13

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Catapult
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781936787708

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About the Author

Jon McGregor is the author of four novels and two story collections. He is the winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literature Prize, the Costa Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters E.M Forster Award, and has been long-listed three times for the Man Booker Prize, most recently in 2017 for Reservoir 13. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, England, where he edits The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR RESERVOIR 13

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Winner of the Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2017
Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews, & the Los Angeles Review

McGregor's book achieves a visionary power . . . he has written a novel with a quiet but insistently demanding, even experimental form. The word 'collage' implies something static and finally fixed, but the beauty of Reservoir 13 is in fact rhythmic, musical, ceaselessly contrapuntal . . . A remarkable achievement [and a] subtle unravelling of what we think of as the conventional project of the novel.--James Wood, The New Yorker

McGregor is a beautiful, controlled writer, who can convey the pathos of a life in a few lines. Despite the large cast of characters, each feels specific and real. . . . [An] unconventional but affecting novel.--The New York Times Book Review

Jon McGregor has revolutionized that most hallowed of mystery plots: the one where some foul deed takes place in a tranquil English village that, by the close of the case, doesn't feel so tranquil anymore. . . . McGregor's writing style is ingenious. --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

Disturbing, one-of-a-kind . . . Most books involving crime and foul play provide the consolation of some sort of resolution. But Mr. McGregor's novel, which was long-listed for this year's Man Booker Prize, shows how life, however unsettlingly, continues in the absence of such explanation. --Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

An intricate and absorbing mosaic-like structure of miniature stories, scenes and snapshots. . . . While Reservoir 13 starts out with the familiar hallmarks of a crime novel, it quickly develops into a quite different literary beast, one that acquires power and depth through bold form and style, not gripping drama and suspense . . . This is unconventional storytelling, a daring way to tell a tale, but one that yields haunting and stimulating results.--Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Fiercely intelligent . . . [An] astonishing new novel . . . strange, daring, and very moving . . . The book is a rare and dazzling feat of art that also (in my reading of it) outs us, in a gentle way, for a certain gratuitous drama-seeking tendency we all tend to have as readers--a tendency that makes it harder to see the very real, consequential, beautiful, and human-scaled dramas occurring all around is in real life, in every moment (in nature, in human affairs). --George Saunders, The Paris Review Daily

More Praise for Jon McGregor

"Jon McGregor is a writer who will make a significant stamp on world literature. In fact, he already has." --Colum McCann

"Jon McGregor writes with frightening intelligence and impeccable technique. Every page is a revelation."--Teju Cole

"Jon McGregor's stories are full of unremarkable landscape, destabilizing drama, and people-- pinned in place by themselves. But they gleam with endearing detail. His writing is unnerving, unconventional and lovely." -- Leanne Shapton

"These stories are illuminated by Jon McGregor's fearless and humane imagination. Both tragic and comic, they form a polyphonic portrait of a people and a place. Exhilarating." -- Katie Kitamura

"Jon McGregor's uncanny stories linger long after you have finished them. He quietly inserts distinct, convincing voices into vivid and compelling landscapes."―Dana Spiotta