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If you’ve already read the extract from The Incendiaries we shared earlier this month, it will come as no surprise that the critics are raving about R. O. Kwon’s stunning debut. The novel is part fractured love story, part brilliant exploration into the minds of extremist terrorists and completely riveting. Take a look at some of the raves:
‘Raw and finely wrought’ New York Times
‘A sharp, little novel as hard to ignore as a splinter in your eye’ Washington Post
‘Radiant. . . This is a dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism’ The New York Times Book Review
‘Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt’s A Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner’ People Magazine
‘Kwon’s prose sizzles. Her sentences are deft, short, crackling…This novel is overrun with collisions of all kinds: of faith and doubt, of loss and love, of Will’s yearning and Phoebe’s resistance. In Kwon’s luminous prose, these collisions are not quiet. They are explosive’ The Boston Globe
‘R. O. Kwon’s otherworldly use of language is sparing at turns and then suddenly searing and sensuous, and too gorgeous to read only once. Everything about it resists comparison’ Goop
‘Kwon’s novel is urgent in its timeliness, dizzyingly beautiful in its prose, and poignant in its discovery of three characters fractured by trauma, frantically trying to piece back together their lives’ USA Today
‘A book to marvel at…Kwon has written a painfully revelatory relationship, simultaneously eerie and familiar…The novel abandons simplistic notions of guilt and innocence, and takes us further inside the psychology of the young and the confused than almost any contemporary novel I’ve read’ Nylon
‘Powerful, haunting and profound—you won’t be able to look away’ Popsugar
To celebrate the rave reviews, we’re offering readers a chance to win a copy of R. O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries. Read on for instructions. If you don’t want to take your chances, order your copy now.
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