The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Bob Shacochis

RRP: £18.99

4 December 2014

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611855616

RRP: £9.99

4 December 2014

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611859690

Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.

Set over fifty years and in four countries facing different wars, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul is National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis’ magnum opus that brings to life, through the mystique and allure of history, an intricate portrait of catastrophic events that led up to the war on terror and the America we know today.


Engrossing . . . a soaring literary epic about the forces that have driven us to the 9/11 age . . . always so relentlessly captivating that you don't dare fall behind.
Washington Post

A love story, a thriller, a family saga, a historical novel, and a political analysis of America's tragic misadventures abroad. The novel yokes the narrative drive of the best Graham Greene and le Carré to the rhetorical force and moral rigor of Faulkner... may well be the last Great American Novel.
Los Angeles Review of Books

One of the most morally serious and intellectually substantive novels abut the world of intelligence since Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost.

A new masterpiece... Will be read and reread for many years to come.
San Francisco Chronicle

Brilliant, utterly gripping... A dark masterpiece.
O, the Oprah Magazine

[A] furious, sprawling novel... this is the spy story tricked out as the great American novel