The Song Is You


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Random House Trade
Publish Date
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Arthur Phillips is the internationally bestselling author of three New York Times Notable Books--Prague, the winner of the Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; The Song Is You; and The Tragedy of Arthur--and The Egyptologist. He lives in New York.


"One of the best writers in America."--Washington Post Book World

"Enthralling . . . brilliant . . . triumphant."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think, and for those of us who try to think and feel, The Song Is You captures the flip sides of life at middle age pretty much perfectly. Arthur Phillips is that rare thing among fiction writers, a wise guy who's also wise."--Kurt Andersen

"Impossible to put down."--New York Times Book Review

"Daring . . . [an] incandescent new novel . . . richly human, filled with unexpected grace . . . A burning urgency animates the tale."--Washington Post

"Phillips's sparkling prose makes for a seriously fun read."--San Francisco Chronicle

"This is the kind of novel you wait for, mostly in vain. Now that it has arrived, Phillips takes his place . . . with the likes of Zadie Smith, Jonathan Lethem, and the late David Foster Wallace--twenty-first century authors, in short, who can simply blow you away with what's happening on their pages."--Buffalo News

"An ambitious story of love and obsession [that] showcases Phillips's gift for plumbing the depths of grief and emotional fragility."--USA Today

"Captivating . . . This book is itself a flowing, lyrical arrangement--the words almost begging to be read (or sung) aloud."--Elle