Following the much anticipated publication of Joanna Hershon’s fifth novel, St. Ivo, The New York Times Review of Books has posted a rave review:
“Hershon maintains a quiet terror throughout this slim, eccentric novel. Though it moves at a harrowing pace, [St. Ivo] is not a traditional thriller . . . The friction resides, innovatively, in the agony of interpersonal misunderstandings . . . Structurally Hershon takes unconventional risks . . . The book does not grant us a neat, circular ending, and Hershon is not afraid of ambiguity . . . These aspects function as part of the novel’s charm: fiction full of complexity, devoted to reality. And in the end, a larger sense of purpose crashes down in a satisfying burst.”
Read the full article here.
Pre-order St. Ivo in the UK here.