The Reservoir Tapes

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5.1 X 7.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Jon McGregor is the author of four novels and two story collections. He is the winner of the International Dublin Literary Award, the Costa Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, and has been long-listed three times for the Man Booker Prize, most recently in 2017 for Reservoir 13. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Nottingham, England, where he edits The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters.
Praise for The Reservoir Tapes

"A companion piece to his Man Booker-longlisted Reservoir 13, McGregor's latest works perfectly well as a stand-alone, offering an alternately sweet and suspenseful depiction of a community as it reacts, person by person, to the disappearance of a teenage girl." --Entertainment Weekly

"Turns the concept of a thriller on its head, building suspense through a close examination of the everyday trials of witnesses, neighbors, and those simply passing by. The result is sharp, brooding work about the evils present in men and the cruel desires that lurk just below the surface." --Cedar Rapids Gazette (Iowa)

"McGregor returns to an English village touched by the mystery of a young girl's disappearance to delve deeper into its daily life...[in] spare, elliptical tales...This collection is a fresh reminder of his versatility and talent." --Shelf Awareness

"In the follow-up to his Costa Award-winning novel Reservoir 13, McGregor's newest book focuses on the crime at the center of its predecessor."--The Millions

"A brilliant book about social realities . . . A thriller of another kind, one where the writing is deft and the mood uneasy, this book illuminates the complexities of the human condition in a truly imaginative way. --Literary Hub

"On its own, this book is a noteworthy event. When put in conversation with Reservoir 13, it is nothing short of a remarkable experiment in storytelling. McGregor is a must-read writer." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"McGregor demonstrates an extraordinary ability to create complex, multidimensional characters in only a few spare sentences. He is also a master of mood, investing his stories with an air of the ominous while proving also to be a superb stylist . . . A memorable celebration of literary fiction." --Booklist (starred review)

"An electrifying new novel . . . stylish and alarming." --Los Angeles Times

"McGregor is a maestro at demonstrating the reverberations of catastrophe across space and time, building strong backstory and consequences in only a few lines. As a stand-alone, the novel is quietly consuming, but as a companion to Reservoir 13, it serves as an exquisite elaboration on the mysterious characters that are the heart of both novels." --Publishers Weekly