A beautiful novel about the most odious of crimes, a deeply researched act of remembrance that somehow carries the lightness of a fairy tale, and a coming-of-age story about children who aren’t allowed to come of age, Mischling is one of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year.”—Anthony Doerr, author of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

 

“Konar is an astonishing and fearless writer. With incantatory magic, she marches through the most nightmarish of landscapes, swinging her light.” – Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia

 

“A masterful account of twin sisters who cannot be separated, even by the cruelest hand of fate. Konar uses her manifold gifts to tell a deeply engaging story of fortitude and triumph.”-- Lucette Lagnado, author of Children of the Flames and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

 

“Reading Mischling reminds me of looking at the images that came back from the Hubble space telescope: it's the night sky that we think we know so well, and it's something we've never seen before. Affinity Konar's work is brilliant and essential.”—Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances

 

“A tale of courage, courageously told; spare and beautiful, riveting and heartrending.”-- David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

 

“Mischling is a phenomenal book -- harrowing and heartbreaking, intimate and epic.” --Molly Antopol, author of The Unamericans

 

"A piercing novel written with chin-up virtuosity, as powerful as the best mythic stories of the masters of old."—Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen

"Mischling transported me to another world. It's a world that's part of our history, of course, but Konar's genius is that she allows us to see it anew. Brace yourself for a novel unlike any you've ever read." --Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans

 

 "Affinity Konar has invented a language. It’s sonorous, brilliant. This is literature for the superhuman: reading it makes us greater than we are." – Lydia Millet, author of My Happy Life