Notes on an Execution


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$27.99  $26.03
William Morrow & Company
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Danya Kukafka is the internationally bestselling author of Girl in Snow. She is a graduate of New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She works as a literary agent.


Reading Danya Kukafka's Notes on an Execution is a profound and staggering experience of empathy that challenges us to confront what it means to be human in our darkest moments. The stories of these richly drawn characters are layered like nesting dolls, each one revealing more about how we love and how we survive. Kukafka's prose, alive and poetic, is unforgettable. I relished every page of this brilliant and gripping masterpiece.--Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push
Spellbinding and beautifully written. Danya Kukafka's Notes on an Execution is an irresistible, unbearably tense thriller; a poignant, deeply compassionate tale of resilience; and a vital intervention in the way we talk about violent crime, its endless reverberations and foremost its survivors.--Megan Abbott, award-winning author of Dare Me
A searing portrait of the complicated women caught in the orbit of a serial killer. Notes on an Execution examines a culture that romanticizes men who kill while also exploring the lives of the overlooked women altered by this violence. Compassionate and thought-provoking.--Brit Bennett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half
"Bewitching . . . In [Kukafka's] capable hands, villainy turns out to be everywhere and nowhere, a DNA that could be found under the fingernails of everybody's hands."--Marisha Pessl, New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice), on Girl in Snow
"Elegiac and involving . . . engagingly told . . . its endearing characters' struggles linger in memory after this affecting work is done."--Wall Street Journal on Girl in Snow
A perfectly-paced and tautly-plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka's misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie . . . incredibly accomplished."--Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, on Girl in Snow
"Sensational . . . great characters, mysteries within mysteries, and page-turning pace. Highly recommended."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels, on Girl in Snow