“Prescient, funny, smart, a story to disappear into and come out the other side.”

– Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

It has a rare combination of vision and heart—not to mention a funny, scary dystopia that is both impressively imagined and dismayingly plausible.

Tom Bissell, author of The Disaster Artist

Both unwaveringly perceptive and deftly intriguing.

Adriana Martinez, author of Dead Boys


A fascinating and ambitious first novel by a very talented writer… an indispensable read.

– Rudolfo Anaya, author or Bless Me Ultima

Such a rich, immersive experience… This is the debut of an author to watch.

Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

Futuristic in its vision but wonderfully old-fashioned in its sprawling, complex plot and its fundamental commitment to character.

Chris Bachelder, author of The Throwback Special