Mischling

by Affinity Konar

(2017 Selection)

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Accolades for Mischling

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"Best of" Lists

Amazon.com: Best Books of 2016

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2016

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2016

Other Accolades

American Booksellers Association: September Indie Next Great Reads

Barnes and Noble: Fall 2016 Discover Great New Writers Selections

Boston Magazine: 21 New Books to Read This Fall

Bustle: 10 Fiction Books Out In August 2016 To Make Summer Last Forever

Buzzfeed: 21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

W Magazine: A Guide to the Buzziest New Books of Fall

Wall Street Journal: Most-Anticipated Books of Fall 2016

 Praise for Mischling

"Mischling is a paradox. It's a beautiful novel about the most odious of crimes, it's a deeply-researched act of remembrance that somehow carries the lightness of a fairy tale, and it's a coming-of-age story about children who aren't allowed to come of age. If your soul can survive the journey, you'll be rewarded by one of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year." — Anthony Doerr, author of New York Times bestseller All The Light We Cannot See

"Affinity Konar is an astonishing and fearless writer, whose great gift to us is this book. With incantatory magic, she marches through the most nightmarish of landscapes, swinging her light." — Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia

"Affinity Konar's Mischling is a piercing novel written with chin-up virtuosity. The prose is dazzling, and the story of these twins is moving and searing, and as powerful as the best mythic stories of the masters of old." — Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen

 "Affinity Konar's Mischling is a tale of courage, courageously told — spare and beautiful, riveting and heartrending. Half of me wanted to linger over every page, the other half insisted I race ahead. It's a case of extraordinary storytelling from first page to transcendent last." — David Wroblewski, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

 "Konar has woven a masterful and poignant account of a pair of twin sisters who cannot be separated, even by the cruelest hand of fate. Her prose is mystical and delicately poetic, and she uses her manifold gifts to tell a deeply engaging story of fortitude and triumph. Bravo." — Lucette Lagnado, author of Children of the Flames and The Man in the Sharkskin Suit, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

 

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