Hailed as "a masterpiece" (NPR),
Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut, is a modern classic.
The Dallas Morning News
observed that "like Faulkner, Harding never shies away from describing what seems impossible to put into words." Here, in
Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Grandson of George Crosby (the protagonist of
), Charlie inhabits the same dynamic landscape of New England, its seasons mirroring his turbulent emotional odyssey. Along the way, Charlie's encounters are brought to life by his wit, his insights into history, and his yearning to understand the big questions. A stunning mosaic of human experience,
affirms Paul Harding as one of the most gifted and profound writers of his generation.
Advance praise for Paul Harding's Enon
"Drawing upon the same New England landscape and family as his Pulitzer Prize-winning debut, Tinkers, Harding deftly captures loss and its consequences in this gorgeous and haunting follow-up. [Enon is] an elegiac portrait of a severed family and the town of Enon itself, and Harding again proves himself a contemporary master and one of our most important writers."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Tinkers
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
and the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers
An American Library Association Notable Book
"In Paul Harding's stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewers live for."-San Francisco Chronicle
"There are few perfect debut American novels. Walter Percy's The Moviegoer and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird come to mind. So does Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping. To this list ought to be added Paul Harding's devastating first book, Tinkers."-NPR
"Tinkers is truly remarkable. It achieves and sustains a unique fusion of language and perception. Its fine touch plays over the textured richnesses of very modest lives, evoking again and again a frisson of deep recognition, a sense of primal encounter with the brilliant, elusive world of the senses. It confers on the reader the best privilege fiction can afford, the illusion of ghostly proximity to other human souls."-Marilynne Robinson
"A novel that you'll want to savor . . . I found reading it to be an incredibly moving experience."-Nancy Pearl
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