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Augustus Rose

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Augustus Rose grew up in and around San Francisco, California. His debut novel, The Readymade Thief (Viking 2017), is about a young woman at the center of a mystery involving the art Marcel Duchamp, the dark net, urban exploration, and the shotgun marriage of alchemy and string theory. He teaches fiction writing at University of Chicago.

Average rating: 3.38 · 1,202 ratings · 267 reviews · 1 distinct work
The Readymade Thief

3.38 avg rating — 1,202 ratings — published 2017 — 14 editions
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“With nowhere to go but inward, Lee burrowed. She tunneled inside herself a little more each day, without direction or even a sense of what was up or down; there was only inward.”
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“You are too young, I think, to understand yet the nature of desire. You know what it is to want, perhaps even to yearn, but true desire is something else entirely.”
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“Lee tried to imagine spending that much of her life dedicated to something so inconsequential. Then she thought of what she had spent time on in her life, and what it had amounted to.”
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