Mercury Pictures Presents


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Random House Publishing Group
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5.2 X 8.0 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Anthony Marra is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award.


"A gorgeous book . . . sublime."--The New York Times (Editors' Choice)

"With Mercury Pictures Presents [Marra] cements himself as one of the most deft and most enjoyable novelists working today. . . . I could go on for pages about my admiration for Marra's technique and execution . . . but what I most recall is the general warmth of feeling every time I . . . spent time in that world."--Chicago Tribune

"Epically entertaining . . . You'll laugh, you'll cry in the marvelous Mercury Pictures Presents."--San Francisco Chronicle

"So much old-time snappy wit that Mercury Pictures Presents should come with popcorn and a 78-ounce Coke."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Marra returns with a sprawling story that ushers readers through the streets of pre-World War II Rome. . . . But as compelling as the story and characters are, the real star is the writing. Marra's ability to capture and render both the joy and pain of life . . . remains unmatched."--NPR

"Crackling with wit . . . Marra's new novel is as epic in sweep as a movie set yet delineates the inner workings of the human heart with a miniaturist's precision. Mercury Pictures Presents explores the endless give-and-take between life and art, the cost of integrity, and the ways we must make peace with the past in order to move toward the future."--Celeste Ng

"Marra has been compared to Nabokov, Kafka, and Orwell. The word 'brilliant' gets used in all his reviews. Mercury Pictures Presents is a great literary read."--Ann Patchett

"Funny, verbally inventive and, ultimately, very moving, Mercury Pictures Presents is a wonderful novel."--Sunday Times UK, Book of the Month

"Marra has ascended to the top of the literary ranks."--Booklist (starred review)

"Intimate and sweeping, heartfelt and satirical, one of the funniest and most moving novels I've read in a long time."--Jess Walter

"Mercury Pictures Presents has all the breadth and power of an epic and the attention to detail of an intimate conversation. I read it in a state of admiration for the beauty Marra has wrung from the English language."--Sara Novic

"A novel so rich and wondrous . . . that there's only one word for Anthony Marra: genius."--Sally Mann

"A writer of boundless talent. . . . A singularly pleasurable read--smart, sad, hilarious, and always full of heart."--Nathan Hill

"Achingly beautiful . . . You laugh, then you sigh, then you weep."--Luis Alberto Urrea

"I laughed aloud many times, even as I marveled."--Aimee Bender

"An energetic, wildly comical tale . . . Amid all the action and plot twists, it's also a serious examination of immigration and xenophobia, identity and impersonation, and art, propaganda and censorship."--BookPage