Origin

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Product Details
Price
$26.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
402
Dimensions
5.67 X 8.29 X 0.93 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393331554

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Reviews
Beautiful prose makes this one special.
A mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision...haunting and compelling...It's a little film noir, a bit independent-woman-detective thriller, and winningly fresh in its approach.--Amy Driscoll
Riveting...Heartbreaking questions--of mothers and daughters, and of love withheld and given--lie at the heart of this thoughtful, multilayered novel.--Adam Woog
A dark, noirish literary mystery with an entirely unique detective-heroine. The characters stayed with me long after I had finished the book. I'm not sure I've ever read anything like it, which alone is reason to celebrate.--Anita Shreve, author of The Stars Are Fire
Abu-Jaber is a gifted and graceful writer, deft at evoking a scene and creating pace that almost turns the pages itself...This novel's characters are complex and vividly drawn.--Jessica Treadway
[A] gripping mystery.--Elissa Schappell
Origin is a haunting story, icy cold in its upstate New York setting but glowing with the unusual brightness of its heroine...What propels Lena's story is the delicate, balanced, engrossing way Abu-Jaber perfectly intertwines Lena's personal story with that of the case she's investigating and sets both threads in a Syracuse so vivid you envision it without even trying.--Molly Templeton