The Quorum

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Twisted Spoon Press
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5.6 X 7.88 X 0.49 inches | 0.59 pounds

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About the Author
Joshua Cohen is the author of ten books, including the novels Book of Numbers, Moving Kings, and Witz. Called "a major American writer" by the New York Times, and "an extraordinary prose stylist, surely one of the most prodigious at work in American fiction today" by the New Yorker, Cohen was awarded Israel's 2013 Matanel Prize, and in 2017 was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. His book, The Netanyahus, won the 2021 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Cohen writes with a purpose and clarity that belies his youth, but with all the ferocious energy of inexperience ... In this collection, [he] employs the destabilizing irony and complexity of the best innovative writing to reach toward [...] the "perpetual" the idea that some consistent, underlying truth does, or should, exist.

-- The Review of Contemporary Fiction
The blasphemous Hegelian synthesis Cohen's continually undertaking puts the balm of his irrepressible lyricism on the ancestral wound. It's difficult, as the writer-narrators often admit, not to pile on the prose bandages too thick.

-- Village Voice
These are formidable stories indeed--demanding full attention every sentence.

-- Michael Disend author of Stomping the Goyim
Cohen is probably the most serious non-Czech writer to come out of Prague in recent years. When he wasn't stirring up trouble at the Prague Pill (RIP), he was stirring up dust at home, in his tiny basement flat in Old Town, working deep into the night like the demented alchemists who came before him. I call him an alchemist because that's what he does in his work--he takes those shitty inevitable bits from the world around him and turns them into golden nuggets of metaphysical brilliance.

-- Think *again