John Wray





John Wray


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John Wray is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, Lowboy, The Right Hand of Sleep and Canaan's Tongue. He was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 2007. The recipient of a Whiting Award, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Average rating: 3.23 · 4,192 ratings · 754 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lowboy

3.18 avg rating — 2,897 ratings — published 2009 — 38 editions
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The Lost Time Accidents

3.28 avg rating — 1,010 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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The Right Hand of Sleep

3.40 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Canaan's Tongue

3.55 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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South Sea Vagabonds: A New ...

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“If you don't like the place where you find yourself, Waldemar, it pays to remember that you'll be somewhere else in just a moment. The place itself will be a different place.”
John Wray, The Lost Time Accidents

“Only a blind man could have lived through these last years without seeing what was bearing down upon us; so I made myself blind as I could manage. I wanted to believe the worst was behind me, and I found an easy way to make it so. I simply turned my back on what was coming.”
John Wray

“The world is a loony bin [...]. Luckily for us, our front door happens to be one of its exits.”
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