Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From The Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her non-fiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.
One of the most dazzling novelists writing today . . . It is simply stunning; thrilling, heartbreaking and unputdownable. 'Book of the Month'. - The BooksellerSplendid . . . Tremendously assured and rich, moving from depictions of violence and crime to deep tenderness. The book's emotional power once again demonstrates Egan's extraordinary gifts. - Publishers Weekly, starred reviewHaunting . . . Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there's nothing Egan can't do - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED reviewEgan's precise, calm underwater prose is a persistent pleasure - Daily TelegraphA stunningly resourceful writer - GuardianThe book is a true romp, and includes a section about survival at sea that would make many muchvaunted 20th-century American writers envious. It's a sprawling novel powered by chance; a historical novel rendered beautifully. - The Saturday PaperThis is her richest and most rewarding novel yet, a thoughtful page-turner with indelible characters. - The MonthlyThough the prose is exquisite, Egan never lets it get in the way of the story. In bouts of glamour, adventure and violence, she gives the narrative a cinematic feel - Time Australia