“Extraordinary, ambitious, evocative.”—SALMAN RUSHDIE, New York Times Book Review (cover)
“This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade. It made the skin on the back of my neck prickle.” —DWIGHT GARNER, New York Times
Amazon’s Featured Debut for March 2019.
The New York Times’ 12 New Books to Watch for in March.
Entertainment Weekly’s 20 New Books to Read in March.
Featured as a debut to read by Publishers Weekly and Barnes & Noble.
“Astonishing.” —★ Publishers Weekly
“Unforgettable.” —★ Booklist
“Restless ingenuity.” —★ Kirkus Reviews
“Stunning.” — ★ Library Journal
“Charming, heartbreaking, and breathtaking, The Old Drift is a staggeringly ambitious, genre-busting multigenerational saga with moxie for days… I wanted it to go on forever. A worthy heir to Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.” —CARMEN MARIA MACHADO, author of Her Body & Other Parties
“From the poetry and subtle humor constantly alive in its language, to the cast of fulsome characters that defy simple categorization, The Old Drift satisfies on all levels…. My only regret is that once begun, I reached the end all too soon.” —ALICE SEBOLD, author of The Lovely Bones