Sparrow

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Product Details
Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.45 X 9.25 X 1.25 inches | 1.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419771248

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About the Author
James Hynes is the author of Next, The Lecturer's Tale, and Publish and Perish. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Boston Review, Mother Jones, and Salon. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught fiction writing at the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, Miami University, Grinnell College, and the University of Texas. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Reviews
"A vivid portrait of a literal empire of pain."
--Kirkus
"Sparrow is a stunning work of historical imagination. The story of a young man making his name in the dying days of the Roman empire, Sparrow is masterful in its portrayal of love, sex and friendship."

--The Observer
"Hynes renders this hidden world so powerfully and vividly."--The Times (UK)
"A secret history that teems with the brutality, sensuality, and frailty of life in a decaying empire."--Sydney Morning Herald
"Sparrow's voice is original and moving and the grueling work of the brothel becomes absolutely real. The wolves and their shifting relationships--by turns tender, competitive and bullying--are beautifully portrayed."--The Guardian
"A bleak and brutal story, vividly told by Hynes, who has created a truly unforgettable character in the resilient Sparrow."--Daily Mail (UK)
"This book is powerfully told and deeply felt, but not for prudish readers."
--Historical Novels Review