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Esquire's Book of the Year

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"A beautifully written novel of ideas."

Maureen Corrigan
NPR


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Entertainment Weekly's #1 Novel of 2011

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"Nervy and absorbing"

Michiko Kakutani
The New York Times


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A New York Times Notable Book

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"Thrillingly light on its feet."

Marie Claire

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A Hemingway Foundation/PEN First Fiction Award Finalist

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"Lucid, illuminating and entertaining."

Claire Messud
author of The Emperor's Children


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Orange Prize For Fiction Longlist

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"Addictively readable."

Vogue

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Guardian First Book Award Finalist

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"A wrenching panoramic novel."

Richard Price
author of Lush Life


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