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JOSH WEIL - The Great Glass Sea
Monday, July 21 at 7PM
speaking & signing
Josh Weil, one of the National Book Award's "5 Under 35" and a Fulbright scholar, brings his debut novel to BookPeople tonight, an epic tragedy of brotherly love swathed in all the magic of Russian folklore and centered around Russian twin brothers living in a city of perpetual light. This is an ambitious novel of love, loss, and light, set amid a bold vision of an alternative present-day Russia.
|The Great Glass Sea is the Statesman Selects pick of the month!|
About The Great Glass Sea:
Josh Weil was the recipient of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction for his debut novella collection, The New Valley. He has been named a National Book Award "5 Under 35" author, a Fulbright scholar, and was a Jersey Fellow at Columbia University. His fiction has appeared in Granta, StoryQuarterly, and New England Review, among others. Weil divides his time between New York City and Southwestern Virginia.
|Praise for Josh Weil:|
“Weil’s prose is quiet and assured.”—Susan Larson, New Orleans Times-Picayune
“[Weil’s] language is exquisite, his sentences glorious. In fact, [he] writes the kinds of sentences you want to go sniff and then slosh around in your mouth for a while before heading into the next paragraph. The kind that make you set the book down and think, the kind that can break your heart with their truthful simplicity.” —Sherri Flick, Ploughshares
“He writes with little pretense or adornment, content to let the story come to him...Every word feels necessary.”—James Scott, The Rumpus
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