The History of Love
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About the Author
Nicole Krauss is the internationally bestselling author of four novels, most recently the acclaimed Forest Dark; the New York Times bestseller and winner of the Saroyan Prize for International Literature, The History of Love; Great House, a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award; and Man Walks Into a Room, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. In 2007 she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen for the New Yorker's 'Twenty Under Forty' list. Her fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Harper's, The New Republic, Esquire and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Nicole Krauss lives in New York.
Nicole Krauss's gripping new voice doesn't work its way into the pantheon of American voices: it literally walks straight up to them and asks them to move over.--Andre Aciman
Vertiginously exciting...Beyond the vigorous whiplash that keeps The History of Love moving (and keeps its reader off balance until a stunning finale), this novel is tightly packed with ingenious asides...Even at their most oddball, these flourishes reflect the deep, surprising wisdom that gives this novel its ultimate heft.--Janet Maslin "New York Times"
At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious.-- "Washington Post"
Krauss writes like an angel.-- "Guardian"
One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one's breath away.-- "Spectator"
It's the sort of book that makes life bearable after all.-- "Miami Herald"
A significant novel, genuinely one of the year's best. Emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous, idea-driven but with indelible characters and true suspense.-- "New York"
Big, bold, twist-your-heart sad, kick-your-heels joyful--Nicole Krauss's brilliant novel is as deep and multifaceted as love itself.-- "Marie Claire"