One week before Pub Date & “this novel is getting some serious love”

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Idra Novey‘s Ways to Disappear will be on sale next Tuesday, Feb 9 and the early reception her book has been getting is exactly why I love working with (extremely, extraordinarily talented) debut novelists.

Publishers Weekly gave Ways to Disappear a starred review, and in their interview with her as a “Writer to Watch,” described the book as “Adventurous, international and incredible.” Flavorwire, calling Ways to Disappear “one of the most anticipated debuts of the year,” says “Novey has a knack for engaging, humorous prose and audacious plotting the likes of which are rarely seen in a first novel.” For the BBC, Jane Ciabattari lists Ways to Disappear as one of the Ten Books to Read in February. Interview Magazine talked to Idra and chose her as the only author in their 16 Faces of 2016 culture preview. In their list of February 2016’s Best Books, Bustle says “This debut novel is getting some serious love, and it’s no wonder why…Idra Novey’s writing is grade-A beautiful to read.” Buzzfeed lists it as one of their Most Exciting New Books of 2016. And out of the thousands of novels published this month, BookPage has Ways to Disappear as their Top Fiction Pick for February saying “Though Ways to Disappear unfolds at the rapid pace of a screwball comedy, there is also something patient and artful about the novel, making it a thoughtful treatise on writing and artmaking that is as profound as it is playful.”

I could go on and on and am excited to see more reviews for this excellent novel when they start to come in next week. Until then – here’s the first page. Tell me you don’t want to read further, and I won’t believe you.



Pre-order at your local independent bookstore: here

Meet Idra at one of her upcoming events, details: here