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“The Purchase is an epic novel in every way that matters – in scope, depth, and heart.”
Jury Citation, The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
I think this quietly ambitious and beautifully achieved novel is one of the most convincing historical novels I have ever read.
Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
"Tell me the story of Everest", she said, a fervent smile sweeping across her face, creasing the corners of her eyes. "Tell me about this mountain that's stealing you away from me."
At midnight, the dogs, cats, and rats rule Venice. The Ponte di Ghetto Nuovo, the bridge that leads to the ghetto, trembles under the weight of sacks of rotting vegetables, rancid fat, and vermin. ... It was on such a night that the men came for Hannah.
“The sharpest and most unusual story I read last year. . . [Mat] Johnson’s satirical vision roves as freely as Kurt Vonnegut’s and is colored with the same sort of passionate humanitarianism.”
Maud Newton, New York Times Magazine
“Rarely does a cast of beloved literary figures from another culture and time come alive on the pages of a modern writer’s work.”
Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha
“It is the secret world of women that Moore excels at painting, a world of unspoken truths and oblique connections.”
Time Out New York
"But the rich men keep putting all us dogs on the leash. Loitering law, vagrancy law. Old man like me can land in county jail for standing on a corner with empty pockets."