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Publication Date: October 1, 2014
by Nell Zink
Nell Zink is a writer of extraordinary talent and range. Her work insistently raises the possibility that the world is larger and stranger than the world you think you know. You might not want to believe this, but her sentences and stories are so strong and convincing that you'll have no choice.
Nell Zink's heady and rambunctious debut novel . . . moves at breakneck speed. . . . Wake up, this book says: in its plot lines, in its humor, in its philosophical underpinnings and political agenda. I'll pay it the highest compliment it knows—this book is a wild thing.
—The New York Times Book Review
Zink's debut novel doesn't need a celebrity blurb. . . . Its premise is so good it endorses itself.
Peppered with witty one-liners, Zink's portrayal of a young American couple that moves to Europe is strange, hilarious, and utterly captivating.
A brief yet masterful novel of epic breadth.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Zink's debut novel is a weird, funny, sad, and sharp story of growing up . . . the introduction of an exciting new voice.
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Nell Zink might be the best living writer you haven't heard of yet, but prepare to hear her name a lot.
A strange, funny, super-engaging book.
A manic, heartfelt, intellectual novel about an American couple living in Europe, The Wallcreeper is one of the best books of the year.
It's a major debut, one that proves its author is gifted, strangely and beguilingly, with no shortage of honesty and eloquence.