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The Heavens Hardcover – 2 May 2019

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books (2 May 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783784849
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783784844
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 796,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for The Heavens

'I tore through The Heavens and loved it. It's unique and brilliant; a house made of trapdoors, where dreams are real and reality a dream. Through this strange labyrinth of 21st-century New York and Renaissance England, it is love which deftly, movingly, finds the way' --Adam Foulds, author of The Quickening Maze

'I was bewitched by the ambition and charge of The Heavens, which is at once troubling and beautiful, emotionally resonant and fantastically strange'--Olivia Laing, author of Crudo

'The Heavens, shifting restlessly between worlds, gently encouraging Elizabethan England into eccentric New York, rolling everything into a dreamy, desperate new reality, is everything we expect from Sandra Newman. It's strange but focused, beautifully written and put together, dangerously benign, comic and clever, bright as a knife' -- M. John Harrison, author of Light

Further praise for Sandra Newman

'I can't remember when I last read something so original or sophisticated or emotionally engaging or so breathtakingly ambitious... Astonishing' --Kate Atkinson

'Sandra Newman has an amazingly original way of thinking' --Jonathan Safran Foer

'Breathtaking' --Scarlett Thomas

'Extraordinary... By the last page I was emotionally battered but euphoric: the book had held me so effectively hostage that I felt I had Stockholm syndrome... potent, stimulating and cathartic' -- Guardian

'As inventive as it is captivating' --Independent

'Entertains with its relentless energy and wild inventiveness... [this novel] has a charm that gets under your skin'-- --Times

About the Author

Sandra Newman is the author of three previous novels; The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, (shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award), Cake and The Country of Ice Cream Star (longlisted for the Bailey's Prize for Women's Literature). She co-authored the hugely successful How Not to Write a Novel. She has also written The Western Lit Survival Kit, Read This Next, and a memoir, Changeling. She lives in New York.

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