King Zeno

King Zeno

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Paris Review Staff Pick

A January Pick by Salon, Town and Country, Southern Living, and LA Magazine

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge—and the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves.

From one of the most inventive writers of his generation, King… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Rich sabotages his tale with a melodramatic, violent climax that would make a B-movie director blush. This material is more Stallone than Tarantino. Nathaniel Rich is better than this.

Rich delivers what the structure promises — that is the good news and the bad.

Kirkus Reviews : King Zeno (January 09, 2018)

Marked by offbeat humor and up-tempo writing, this is a more conventional outing for Rich than his first two novels and could well expand his audience.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 09, 2018)

Collection: MCD

Language: English

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