GODS WITHOUT MEN is a branching and multilayered novel by the acclaimed young writer Hari Kunzru that centers on a couple searching for their young son, lost in the brutal, strangely powerful landscape of the Mojave Desert. Gods Without Men will be released on March 6 and is receiving a lot of early praise (see below).
Kunzi’s book tour starts off tomorrow in Brooklyn with an appearance at Pete’s Candy Store. For a full list of dates and further information click here.
On his site Hari Kunzru created a mixtape for Gods Without Men it features 20 songs that were in heavy rotation during the writing of his novel. Including “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” by Almeda Riddle. I song I personally have been drawn to as well. The song list is really relaxing and worth enjoying.[youtube D_pbnHXjbGc]
Early praise for Gods Without Men:
“[A] pitch-perfect masterwork.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gathers momentum, power, and a fierce clarify to deliver a rich panorama while detailing our mutual antagonisms and deepest spiritual needs . . . Extraordinary.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Kunzru delivers a lively and frequently thrilling version of the quest novel.” —Booklist (starred review)
Praise from the UK
“A beautifully written echo chamber of a novel.” —David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas
“Compulsively readable, skillfully orchestrated . . . This really is Kunzru’s great American novel.” —The Independent
“Sometimes dizzying, sometimes puzzling, always enjoyable, Gods Without Men is one of the best novels of the year.” —The Daily Telegraph
“The literary skills of Hari Kunzru are evident throughout this complex and disturbing novel.” —Annie Proulx, Financial Times
“A countercultural mind-expanding quest . . . As a virtuoso performance, changing gears and styles every 20 pages or so, encompassing 18th-century friars and Hoxton hipsters, it will appeal to fans of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas . . . Extraordinary.” —The Guardian
“Kunzru’s lively fourth novel tackles its big themes without ever becoming ponderous or heavy-going. . . . Involving, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining.” —Daily Mail