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Inland
A Novel
By (author): Téa Obreht 
9780812982756 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary May 26, 2020
$24.00 CAD
Active 5.47 x 8.22 x 0.86 in | 0.68 lb 400 pages Random House Trade Paperback Random House Trade Paperbacks
The New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with a stunning tale of perseverance that follows an epic journey across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth.

In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, a newspaperman, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband’s seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits.

Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie’s stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel.

Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Téa Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely—and unforgettably—her own.

Story Locale: American West

Publication History: 08/2019

A New York Times bestseller!

AUTHOR OF ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED FIRST NOVELS OF THE PAST DECADE: We’ve sold over 800,000 copies of The Tiger’s Wife across all formats. It was a New York Times bestseller, a #1 Boston Globe bestseller, and a #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller. The novel won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a National Book Award Finalist and an international bestseller.

CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR OBREHT: Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading, and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Vogue and Esquire. She was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. In 2013, she was the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. She is a recipient of the 2016 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

UNIQUE BACKSTORY: Obreht’s interest in the supernatural history of this landscape sprang from a podcast detailing an obscure military experiment that unfolded in the American west just before the Civil War. Over 3 years, her immersive research took her along abandoned wagon roads from Texas to Wyoming, from Arizona to California and back.

Téa Obreht is the author of The Tiger’s Wife, a finalist for the National Book Award. She was born in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at Hunter College.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia

Publicity: New in paperback

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Author Website: www.teaobreht.com/

“What Obreht pulls off here is pure poetry. It doesn’t feel written so much as extracted from the mind in its purest, clearest, truest form.”Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

“Inland is a classic story, told in a classic way—and yet it feels wholly and unmistakably new…. At once a new Western myth and a far realer story than many we have previously received—and that’s even with all the ghosts.”—NPR

“With Inland, Obreht makes a renewed case for the sustained, international appeal of the American West, based on a set of myths that have been continually shaped and refracted through outside lenses…. Discovering the particular genre conventions that Obreht has chosen to transfigure or to uphold soon becomes central to the novel’s propulsive appeal.”The New Yorker

“It’s a voyage of hilarious and harrowing adventures, told in the irresistible voice of a restless, superstitious man determined to live right but tormented by his past. At times, it feels as though Obreht has managed to track down Huck Finn years after he lit out for the Territory and found him riding a camel…. The unsettling haze between fact and fantasy in Inland is not just a literary effect of Obreht’s gorgeous prose; it’s an uncanny representation of the indeterminate nature of life in this place of brutal geography.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

“Propulsive…Obreht has swapped the tumultuous history of the former Yugoslavia for that of the American frontier. What she retains, in addition to infectious storytelling and a split, double narrative, is the strong sense of superstition which pervades the earlier fiction; a form of magic realism is at work here, which does not detract from the harshly explicit truths transmitted about the nature—and the price—of survival.”Financial Times

“Exquisite…The historical detail is immaculate, the landscape exquisitely drawn; the prose is hard, muscular, more convincingly Cormac McCarthy than McCarthy himself.”The Guardian

“In a moment where the book world fetishizes self-examination and minute, sentence-level showiness, it is not only a relief but a privilege to see Obreht shoot the moon with this sprawlingly ambitious and fully imagined tale.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Rivers of blood and ink have been spilled mythologizing the American Southwest, but rarely if ever with the sort of giddy beauty Téa Obreht brings to the page in Inland…. [She] displays dazzling dexterity and wit with the English language, transporting the reader to a fantastical late nineteenth century that borders on outright fantasy, where descriptions wax decadent and ghosts are treated as a matter of fact.”USA Today

"Téa Obreht’s M.O. is clear: She’s determined to unsettle our most familiar, cliché-soaked genres…. Inland can feel like Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian turned inside out: contemplative rather than rollicking, ghostly rather than blood-soaked.”Minneapolis Star Tribune

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