AUTHOR’S COMPELLING PERSONAL STORY: The author’s mother is a prominent activist working against racism and anti-Semitism. When the author was 18, the house his parents used as an office, which was next door to their family home, was firebombed by white supremacists. His parents rebuilt the house, but a year later, it was firebombed again. The author has spent years trying to understand how people come to believe in racist ideologies, and how to face bigotry with love and humanity. This is a book that he’s been waiting his entire life to write.
WELL-CONNECTED: With a roster of literary connections and critical acclaim behind him, Zentner is poised to break out with this timely novel. Tea Obreht calls him “one of the greatest literary architects and mythmakers working today.”
Praise for Alexi Zentner:
“Touch is a lovely debut, at once dreamy and riveting, like a heavy snowfall watched from a vantage point safe indoors, beside a blazing fire.”—The Washington Post
“A breathtaking debut…filled with ghosts and demons who lurk in the Canadian north woods.” —People
“Zentner fills his novel with arresting, unforgettable images…. As dazzling as the snow that fills its pages, Touch marks Zentner out as a talent to watch.” —The Times of London
“Steeped in familial legend and dusted with maritime magic…Zentner keeps a firm grip on his tale.”—The Boston Globe
“Eerie, elegiac debut…. The tales he tells Stephen…are woven in so seamlessly that the reader never questions their validity. The rugged wilderness is captured exquisitely, as is Stephen’s uncommon childhood, and despite a narrative rife with tragedy, Zentner’s elegant prose keeps the story buoyant.”—Publishers Weekly
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