A remarkable work.” Harper's Magazine, ON THE JUMP ARTIST
Acutely rendered… brilliantly constructed.” The Guardian, ON THE JUMP ARTIST
Tremendous resonance… one of the most promising debuts of the year.” Publishers Weekly, ON THE JUMP ARTIST
Austin Ratner is author of the novels In the Land of the Living, recently released from Reagan Arthur / Little Brown, and The Jump Artist, 2011 winner of the $100,000 Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
In the Land of the Living
A dazzling story of fathers, sons, and brothers - bound by love, divided by history. Part family saga, part coming-of-age story, In the Land of the Living is a kinetic, fresh, bawdy yet earnest shot to the heart of a novel about coping with death, and figuring out how and why to live.