The Vulnerables


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$28.00  $26.04
Riverhead Books
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5.42 X 8.18 X 0.72 inches | 0.73 pounds
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About the Author

Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, The Friend, and What Are You Going Through, among others. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the National Book Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Guggenheim. Her books have been translated into thirty languages. She lives in New York City.


Praise for The Vulnerables

"Hilarious and deeply reflective."-TIME

"Funny and thoughtful. . .Nunez manages to make a story of mortality go down easy." -Publishers Weekly

"[A] penetrating interrogation of the nature of reading, writing, creating fiction-especially in a time of widespread peril." -Shelf Awareness

"Nunez's subject is the core business of being alive: the tenuous beauty of human connection, the nature of memory, the purpose of writing, the passage of time. . .the result is almost arrestingly straightforward. Spare and understated and often quite funny, the experience is less like reading fiction than like eavesdropping on someone else's brain. . . .[The Vulnerables] itself is strangely, sweetly hopeful. . .Sharp--and surprisingly tender."--Kirkus, STARRED review

"Nunez's ninth novel finds the dark humor in the complexities of modern life. A meditation on what it means to be alive in this moment, as much as it is an inquiry into the purpose of writing itself."--W Magazine