The Book of Lost Saints: A Cuban American Family Saga of Love, Betrayal, and Revolution

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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Daniel José Older is the New York Times-bestselling author of the young adult series Shadowshaper Cypher, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, the middle grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, and Star Wars: Last Shot. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Shadowshaper was named one of Esquire's 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as a New York City paramedic, and hear his music on his website, on YouTube, and on Twitter.


Older's spellbinding novel is a fever dream full of magic and loss, wickedness and grace, faith and love, spirit and power.
--Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

A lyrical, beautiful, devastating, literally haunting journey of assimilation, resistance, and family. Older just gets better and better.
--N.K. Jemisin, award-winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy

Older's masterwork... should launch him into the company of American literary greats... Epic and intimate, conjuring laughter on one page, tears on the next.
--Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of The Living Blood and Ghost Summer

A moving, startling, boldly drawn family saga that is equal parts mystery and ghost story, with details sharp enough to cut and characters who surprise at every turn.
--Leigh Bardugo, worldwide bestselling author of Ninth House and the Grishaverse novels

Thoroughly transportive... This moving story of family and freedom is sure to captivate readers. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

With lyricism and atmosphere, Older skillfully emphasizes tone... Haunting, melancholy, and undeniably inspiring. --Booklist

A gritty, compelling look at love and war and the ways past actions reverberate down through the generations. --Shelf Awareness

A thoughtful, intense and resonant family saga... unforgettable and well worth your time.
--Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Blackout and Dangerous Ends

Praise for Daniel José Older

In Older's stories, the dead are as much a part of the living... Older's love for storytelling comes through on every page.
--Roxane Gay, New York Times-bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

This is the beauty and magic of Older's writing--he leaves us openmouthed and speechless, asking 'What just happened to me?!'
--Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times-bestselling author of Another Brooklyn

The world Older builds is familiar and alien, and it's so vividly imagined and rendered that the reader believes the contradictions, embraces them.
--Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award-winning author of Sing, Unburied, Sing

Daniel José Older is here to save your soul... A fabulous talent, one who mixes the spectral and the intellectual with skill.
--Victor LaValle, award-winning author of The Changeling

Simply put, Daniel José Older has one of the most refreshing voices in genre fiction today.
--Saladin Ahmed, Hugo Award-nominated author of Throne of the Crescent Moon