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The Saint of Bright Doors

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2024 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee)
2023 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee)

A 2023 New York Times Notable Book

“The best book I've read all year. Protean, singular, original.” —Amal El-Mohtar for the New York Times

The Saint of Bright Doorssets the high drama of divine revolutionaries and transcendent cults against the mundane struggles of modern life, resulting ina novel that is revelatory and resonant.

Fetter was raised to kill, honed as a knife to cut down his sainted father. This gave him plenty to talk about in therapy.

He walked among invisible powers: devils and anti-gods that mock the mortal form. He learned a lethal catechism, lost his shadow, and gained a habit for secrecy. After a blood-soaked childhood, Fetter escaped his rural hometown for the big city, and fell into a broader world where divine destinies are a dime a dozen.

Everything in Luriat is more than it seems. Group therapy is recruitment for a revolutionary cadre. Junk email hints at the arrival of a god. Every door is laden with potential, and once closed may never open again. The city is scattered with Bright Doors, looming portals through which a cold wind blows. In this unknowable metropolis, Fetter will discover what kind of man he is, and his discovery will rewrite the world.

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Layered, lush and lyrical, at once wholly original and unmistakably South Asian. A fascinating debut from a thunderous talent." - Samit Basu

"A book that explores how marvellously and brutally humanity remakes the world." - Indrapramit Das

"Riveting, surreal, clever and wise and all-too real--a breathtaking achievement." - Max Gladstone

"I've never seen a fantasy world like this, and I've never met a hero like Fetter. Both will haunt me for a long, long time. Keeps on dropping bombs and surprises and brilliance and heartbreak to the very end." - Sam J Miller

"Weirder than Mieville, as deeply humane and philosophical as Le Guin, The Saint of Bright Doors is a tale of belief and myth and story and grief layered with the dense, brilliant luminosity of an oil painting." - Premee Mohamed

"By turns mythic and modern, The Saint of Bright Doors delivers a spellbinding labyrinth of mysteries... A hypnotic and intricate debut." - Sequoia Nagamatsu

"The Saint of Bright Doors will slip a knife into you the way only the best literature does. It's the kind of book that makes you a better thinker and a better feeler, even if it's at the cost of making you a little more haunted." - Natalia Theodoridou

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