With rave reviews from folks like George Saunders, Hanya Yanagihara - and our Tony - One of the Boys is one of the most talked-about debuts of this year. Daniel Magariel shares One of the Boys, his compact debut, with us on Wednesday, August 9, at 7 pm. Daniel will be in conversation with our own, Mamie Potter.
Tony was moved: "A shocking tale of abuse and survival, One of the Boys is a harrowing yet beautiful debut novel. After a bitter divorce, two brothers are spirited away from their mother to start a new life in New Mexico with their father. It quickly becomes clear who is at the center of this dysfunctional whirlwind of a family. Narrated by the younger of the two unnamed boys, the desperation and brutality he describes is tempered by the innocence and hope of a child forced to grow up far too soon."
"Brilliant, urgent, darkly funny, heartbreaking—a tour de force with startling new things to say about class, masculinity, addiction, and family. Daniel Magariel is an exciting new presence in American writing." - George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo).
"Precise and coiled and urgent. Magariel is able--as few writers can--to say so much in so little. A propulsive and intense debut." - Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life).
"One of the most striking debut novels of the year... one of the most affecting portrayals of the bonds that keep us tied to family... It's [his] compassion and deep understanding of the dynamics of addiction that make Daniel Magariel's slim book an important one." - Rolling Stone
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