Kristopher Jansma is a lecturer at Manhattanville College and SUNY Purchase and writes a monthly column for Electric Literature's blog The Outlet. He lives in New York City with his wife.
Read by Edoardo Ballerini
"Canny, seductive and utterly transfixing" - Booklist (starred review)
"The brilliance of this novel slays me! With an extravagance of wit and grace, Kristopher Jansma has masterfully composed a chimerical, matroshka doll of a story as gripping as it is inventive, as moving as it is hilarious, populated with fascinating, singular characters about whom you long to know more and more and more. (Even the extras are drawn in pitch-perfect detail.) It reminded me of so many favorite novels, from David Mitchell's Ghostwritten to Gary Shteyngart's The Russian Debutante's Handbook, and yet it's so deeply original that all comparisons fall out the window. This is the most fresh and exciting novel I've read in ages." - Joanna Smith Rakoff, author of A Fortunate Age
Released March 21, 2013