Indie Next Pick!
Jenny Lawson Book Club Pick!
A sparkling debut. Landragin's seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling. –Publishers Weekly
Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel... Landragin carries off the whole handsomely written enterprise with panache. –Kirkus Reviews
This novel is outstanding for its sheer inventiveness. The alternative ordering of chapters creates a tension that heightens the awareness of the interlocking aspects of time and space, while deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended. –Library Journal
A high-concept speculative adventure novel executed with intelligence and grace...an invigorating puzzle of a book that reads like a complete, intricate work of genre-defying fiction.
Netflix would do well to option it immediately. –New York Times Book Review
Alex Landragin has created something entirely original. –Shelf Awareness
An exquisite novel. My initial melancholy rage at not having written it myself swiftly transformed into blissful gratitude that it exists at all, and that I am lucky enough to read it. Sure to be one of the biggest literary events of the year. –Sam J. Miller, Nebula Award Winning author of Blackfish City
Alex Landragin has given us a deeply satisfying read! –Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will
is playful, obsessive, romantic, intelligent, and wholly absorbing, with fascinations enough for a whole shelf of novels. –Kevin Brockmeier, New York Times Bestselling author
"Alex Landragin works a vast magician's kit of erudite invention and heart in this enchanting debut. Crossings
is a novel to savor and re-read. –Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned