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The Incendiaries

(2018)
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Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine

"The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing ... The Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment." --The Washington Post

"Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." --New York Times Book Review

A powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult's acts of terrorism.


Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe.

Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult founded by a charismatic former student with an enigmatic past. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will finds himself struggling to confront a new version of the fanaticism he's worked so hard to escape. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Absolutely electric . . . Everyone should read this book." - Garth Greenwell

"R. O. Kwon is the real deal." - Lauren Groff

"A swift, sensual novel about the unraveling of a collegiate relationship and its aftermath. Kwon writes gracefully about the spiritual insecurities of millennials." - Karan Mahajan

"In dazzlingly acrobatic prose, R. O. Kwon explores the lines between faith and fanaticism, passion and violence, the rational and the unknowable." - Celeste Ng

"Every explosive requires a fuse. That's R. O. Kwon's novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse." - Viet Thanh Nguyen

"An impressive, assured debut about the hope for personal and political revolution and all the unexpected ways it flickers out. Kwon has vital things to say about the fraught times we live in." - Jenny Offill


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November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Incendiaries (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): R O Kwon
ISBN: 1-68324-979-8 / 978-1-68324-979-5 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Incendiaries
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ISBN: 0-349-01187-7 / 978-0-349-01187-5 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Incendiaries: A Novel
Author(s): R O Kwon
ISBN: 0-7352-1389-5 / 978-0-7352-1389-0 (USA edition)
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Incendiaries
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ISBN: 0-349-01188-5 / 978-0-349-01188-2 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Incendiaries: A Novel
Author(s): R O Kwon
ISBN: 0-7352-1390-9 / 978-0-7352-1390-6 (USA edition)
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1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Boats and Ships
Author(s): R O Kwon (author)
ISBN: 0-525-54022-9 / 978-0-525-54022-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Happytime
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Incendiaries
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Incendiaries
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Incendiaries: A Novel
Author(s): R O Kwon
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Title: The Incendiaries: A Novel
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Title: The Incendiaries
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Title: The Incendiaries: A Novel
Author(s): R O Kwon
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