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“a bold, searching novel about how our relationships operate in a hyper-connected world.”


New novel The Last Kid Left forthcoming June 2017

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“a bold, searching novel about how our relationships operate in a hyper-connected world.”


New novel The Last Kid Left forthcoming June 2017

THE LAST KID LEFT

When a scandalous small-town crime goes viral, a teenage girl takes center stage in the story of a 21st century Puritan witch-hunt.

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.

Forthcoming June 2017 (MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Photo: Reiner Girsch

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““The most French book by an American author you’ll ever read.”


Lauren Elkin, The Daily Beast

““The most French book by an American author you’ll ever read.”


Lauren Elkin, The Daily Beast

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

GQ’s Best Books of the Year ("Great goddamn prose")... Amazon Editors’ Choice (Best Books of the Month)… O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of the Month... Publishers Weekly Top 10 Travel Books Spring 2012… NPR Summer 2012 Recommendations… Flavorwire’s Top 10 Paperbacks of 2013…

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012

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


Michael Schaub, National Public Radio

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


Michael Schaub, National Public Radio

You Lost Me There

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice… National Public Radio's Best Books of 2010… Best Books of Summer 2010 (TIME, Entertainment Weekly, TimeOut Chicago)… McSweeney’s Recommends… Powell’s “Writers to Watch”…

Riverhead Books 2010

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