The History of Love
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About the Author
Nicole Krauss is the author of the novels Forest Dark, Great House, The History of Love, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She is currently the inaugural writer-in-residence at Columbia University's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, 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"