Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis's first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage that was a finalist for the New Yorker Literary Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis is a contributing editor for Outside, and his op-eds on the US military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.



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