Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Tin House Books
Publish Date
July 07, 2020
5.6 X 8.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Natalie Bakopoulos is the author of the novels Scorpionfish (Tin House, 2020) and The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and her work has appeared in Tin House, VQR, The Iowa Review, The New York Times, Granta, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Mississippi Review, O. Henry Prize Stories, and other publications. She's an assistant professor of creative writing at Wayne State University and a faculty member of the summer program Writing Workshops in Greece.


Bakopoulos writes of her expatriates and exiles, immigrants and refugees, with such intimacy, tenderness and wisdom, intuiting as she does that these are all states of grief. The stoicism with which her characters bear their various loses - portrayed in limpid, pensive prose reminiscent of Rachel Cusk - is deeply affecting.--Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl
Scorpionfish dazzles, fierce and tender in turn. The clarity of its insights about love and loss and grief will break you and remake you. Savor it, and it will leave you changed.--Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing
Scorpionfish is a riveting, elegant novel keenly observed in the manner of Elena Ferrante and Rachel Cusk. A divine, chiseled stunner.--Claire Vaye Watkins
Scorpionfish is transporting, a finely tuned story about art and friendship and the weight of history. Against the backdrop of the Greek economic crisis, Natalie Bakopoulos depicts Athens and island life with grace and accuracy, telling a story of return at once deeply personal and universal. A moving novel with an unexpected undertow.--Cara Hoffman, author of Running