The Ventriloquists (First Time Trade)


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Park Row
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

E.R. Ramzipoor is a writer based in California. She also works as a content marketer, writing about cybercrime and online fraud. She studied political science at UC Berkeley, where she researched underground literature in resistance movements and discovered the forgotten story of Faux Soir. Her writing has been featured in McSweeney's and The Ventriloquists is her first novel. She lives with her partner and a terrier mix named Lada.


"The skills of Aubrion and his miss-matched gang of conspirators is matched by the exquisite weaving of this story by E.R. Ramzipoor. Funny, sad, and poignant in its telling, The Ventriloquists reminds us that so much of what we read, hear and watch is propaganda--for someone, for some organization, some country. I cannot recommend this story high enough." --Heather Morris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

"A compelling historical thriller that details... the remarkable saga of how 50,000 copies of a newspaper were published under the thumb of the gestapo.... Engrossing." --Booklist, starred review

"Magnetic... Sprawling and ambitious, with crisp pacing and fully realized characters, this will fascinate anyone looking for an unusual, enthralling war story." --Publishers Weekly

"Art and artifice, life and death, collide powerfully in The Ventriloquists, a novel about a colorful band of resistance fighters who risk everything to publish a subversive newspaper mocking the Reich while at the same time pretending to work for it. Eloquently reminding us that self-expression is the truest form of survival, E.R. Ramzipoor has made an unforgettable and important contribution to the canon of Holocaust literature." --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale

"The clock starts hammering on page one as Ramzipoor brilliantly gives a lost moment of history voice, flesh, and soul. This frighteningly relevant look at what happens when the news is controlled by biased and antagonistic forces becomes spellbinding as masters of subterfuge risk everything in order to carry forth their own trembling truth." --Devin Murphy, national bestselling author of The Boat Runner