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“The Scarlet Letter by way of one of Michael Connelly’s Bosch novels...”


Mark Athitakis on The Last Kid Left (The Los Angeles Times)

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“The Scarlet Letter by way of one of Michael Connelly’s Bosch novels...”


Mark Athitakis on The Last Kid Left (The Los Angeles Times)

THE LAST KID LEFT

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The Last Kid Left begins when a car smashes into a sculpture of a giant cowgirl. The police find two bodies in the trunk. Nineteen-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is arrested for murder, and after details of the crime rip across the internet, his 16-year-old girlfriend, Emily Portis―a sheltered teen who’s been off the grid until now, her first romance coinciding with her first cellphone―is nearly consumed by a public hungry for every lurid detail, accurate or not.

MCD x Farrar, Straus and Giroux, June 2017

Photo: Justine Kurland, “Forest,“ 1998.

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“Funny, filmic, and shocking: A Judd Apatow film in the waiting.”


John Freeman, The Boston Globe

“Funny, filmic, and shocking: A Judd Apatow film in the waiting.”


John Freeman, The Boston Globe

Paris, I Love You
But You're Bringing Me Down

GQ’s Best Books of the Year ("Great goddamn prose")... Flavorwire's Best Paperbacks of the Year... Best Books of the Season (NPR)… Best Books of the Month (O, The Oprah Magazine, Amazon.com Editors' Picks)... Publishers Weekly Top 10 Travel Books for Spring… Starred Review (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly)...

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012

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“A stunning debut… Profound, affecting, and true.”


Michael Schaub, NPR (Best Books of the Year)

“A stunning debut… Profound, affecting, and true.”


Michael Schaub, NPR (Best Books of the Year)

You Lost Me There

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice… Best Books of the Year (NPR)… Best Books of the Season (TIME, Entertainment Weekly, TimeOut Chicago)… McSweeney’s Recommends… Powell’s “Writers to Watch”…

Riverhead Books, 2010

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