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Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Julia May Jonas is a writer and theater director. She has taught theater at Skidmore College and New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.?Vladimir is her debut novel.
"Like the man she shackles to a chair in the prologue, once this narrator has you, she won't let go. A remarkable debut." --*starred* Kirkus Reviews

"Droll, dry, and pacy, Vladimir is deliciously unsparing and enormous fun." --Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin

"Mordantly funny...[Jonas] generously studs the narrative with clever literary allusions... and surprisingly upends assumptions about gender, power, and shame. --Publishers Weekly

"Vladimir is among the best novels of the past two decades. Astonishing, magnificent, dazzling, deeply moving--and also deeply funny--it reminded me of some of my favorite works of fiction, from The Age of Innocence to Revolutionary Road to Le Divorce. It is the rare novel that I hoped would never, ever end." --Joanna Rakoff, author of My Salinger Year

"A reminder that the best art involves a search for truth. Vladimir is funny, clear, awake, vivid." --Amitava Kumar, author of Immigrant, Montana

"A whip smart and ferociously clever tale of swirling allegiances, literary rivalries, and romantic tripwires detonating hidden mines--Vladimir is an extraordinary debut." --Adrienne Brodeur, author of Wild Game
"A deliciously dark fable of sex and power... Earmark an entire afternoon to devour this propulsive story of obsession, scandal, and transgressive desire." --Esquire

If Netflix's The Chair, Lisa Taddeo's best-seller Three Women, and the most compelling passages of Ottessa Moshfegh's Death in Her Hands had a love child (just go with me here), it would be this fiction debut. With a title character who's a sought-after young novelist new to a college faculty, Vladimir leaves the reader with more questions than answers--about sex, and sexual politics--in the most delicious way. --Entertainment Weekly

"Funny, wise and instantly engaging, Vladimir is how I like my thrill rides: brainy and sexy." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go Bernadette

"Vladimir is a thrilling debut--smart, sharp, and über provocative. I devoured it with fascination and awe." --Lily King, author of Writers and Lovers