The Swallows

Lisa Lutz (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
August 13, 2019
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.5 X 1.3 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984818232

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About the Author

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling, Alex Award-winning author of the Spellman Files series, as well as the novels Heads You Lose (with David Hayward), How to Start a Fire, and The Passenger. She has also written for film and TV, including HBO's The Deuce. She lives part-time in New York's Hudson Valley.

Reviews

"In her witty and charming style, Lutz offers a genre-busting work of fiction that will satisfy readers looking for a seriously engaging read. The story itself is disturbingly plausible, and the humanly flawed characters make choices, good and bad, based on their backgrounds, all blending smoothly into a darkly comedic mystery. . . . This novel keeps readers on the edge of their seats while opening a conversation about public shaming, economic privilege, gender inequity, and revenge versus justice."--Booklist (starred review)

"It's the era of #MeToo, and literature is beginning to reflect that in a big way. In Lisa Lutz's The Swallows, a prep school teacher ignites a gender war when she begins the question the institution's overpowering 'boys will be boys' mentality. She soon learns that starting a revolution and threatening the status quo comes with steep consequences."--Bustle

"A new teacher at a ritzy New England prep school ignites a fierce battle between the male and female students that ends with revenge, threats, and a fatality. So, just another average day in high school . . . just kidding."--PopSugar

"The latest campus novel teetering between thriller and satire, Lutz's book throws readers into the drama of a New England prep school, where one inscrutable new teacher brings about ideas that ignite a deadly gender-war."--Entertainment Weekly

"Liza Lutz is a treasure. Her Spellman Files series manages to be both charming and shrewd, and The Swallows promises to follow suit--it looks witty and caustic, winsome and clever. It's also, and this is a classic Lutz move, a fresh, unique spin on a genre that already has been reworked a million times. . . . Lutz, searing as ever . . . illuminate[s] how various institutions excuse the oppression or silencing of women and girls."--CrimeReads

"[Lutz] takes no prisoners. . . . She builds her plot cannily and walks a neat line between satire and realism [in a] withering portrayal of how the #MeToo movement plays out in this rarefied setting."--Publishers Weekly

"Lutz draws on the droll humor and idiosyncratic characterizations that make her Spellman novels so appealing. . . . An offbeat, darkly witty pre-#MeToo revenge tale. The patriarchy doesn't stand a chance."--Kirkus Reviews

"With a memorable cast of characters and more than a few secrets, Lutz's latest is a turbocharged tale for our times."--Newsweek

"Extraordinarily fun and blood pressure-raising . . . The Swallows goes surprising places (axes are employed) and isn't afraid to let everyone roll around in the muck--though some characters come out smelling sweeter than others."--Vulture

"Wes Anderson meets Muriel Spark in this delicius and vicious bayyle of the sexes set within a private school. Wickedly fun and wildly subversive but packing an emotional punch, The Swallows is as powerful as it is timely."--Nationally bestselling author Megan Abbott

"Sharpen your axes, ladies, and get ready for this fierce, fun, unsparing novel of female rage, power, and friendship."--Camille Perri, author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy

"I devoured The Swallows. You'll laugh out loud even as you anxiously flip the pages."--New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen