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Idra Novey is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, a Best Book of 2018 with NPR, Esquire, BBC, Real Simple, O magazine, Kirkus Reviews and a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her first novel Ways to Dis­ap­pear received the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Library Literary Prize, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her fic­tion and poetry have been trans­lated into twelve lan­guages. She's written for The New York Times, the LA Times, and NPR’s All Things Con­sid­ered. She’s also translated four books from Spanish and Portuguese, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. ...more

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Ways to Disappear

3.47 avg rating — 3,819 ratings — published 2016 — 17 editions
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Those Who Knew

3.43 avg rating — 2,236 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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Exit, Civilian

4.34 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2012
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The Next Country

4.23 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2008
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Clarice: The Visitor

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The Passion According to G.H.

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On Elegance While Sleeping

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Lean Against This Late Hour

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Idra Idra said: " I don't usually read historical fiction but I'm such a fan of Ellis Avery and this novel rocks. So beautifully written. So fascinating. And subversive in a way I wish more contemporary works of fictions would be. ...more "

 

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Those Who Knew by Idra Novey
"Really enjoyed this almost whimsical mosaic of a political novel. I'm gonna outright admit I've got a soft-spot for epistolary literature, so the little interludes from Freddie's unpublished play and Olga's unsent emails to her dead girlfriend interw" Read more of this review »
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"I can honestly say I don’t know how to categorize this book. While I read it quickly, and enjoyed it, I’m still trying to process it. It covers a wide range of topics, and I remember initially being intrigued by the murder aspect. While that’s a part" Read more of this review »
Those Who Knew by Idra Novey
"Beautiful story of characters who all interact with a political leader on a unnamed South American island where the US had supported the past government. Characters are all well developed - Lena, Christina, Olga - but its just too short. Wish it had " Read more of this review »
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"Brilliant story about complicity, power, and memory, and the ways that privilege shifts with time, circumstance, geography and yes, knowledge."
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American Harvest by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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Subtle, profound, full of spiritual questions about our relationship to the physical world, to food and producing it, and written with great wisdom. Mockett is a brilliant writer.
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This inventive, stellar memoir examines the tensions between siblings and their separate fates in the most unsettling, unexpected ways. Croft's keen attention to the nuances and music of language is abundantly present in every sentence of Homesick. ...more
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“To have made a coat of words and cloaked yourself in it.”
Idra Novey, Ways to Disappear

“Desire, Beatriz had written, was what a man will deny himself until he can't.”
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“To have stayed awake for two nights watching your grown child sleep, a child who you'd forced too early to be an adult and who'd grown thick from it the way a vine will.”
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