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Preparation for the Next Life

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book

"Powerfully realistic, with a solemn, muscular lyricism. This is a very, very good book."
Joy Williams


Skinner hitchhikes to New York, newly returned from Iraq, hoping to exorcise his demons. Zou Lei, an undocumented immigrant from Central Asia, catches a bus into the city, searching for a way to get by - or at least stay out of jail. Their unlikely love story becomes the heart of one of the most compelling and widely acclaimed novels in years.

A clear-eyed illustration of life in New York City's margins, Preparation For the Next Life evokes the unsettling realities of the American Dream for U.S. immigrants and unsupported veterans in stark, vivid detail. At once a nightmare and a love letter to New York City (a place one loves partly for its host of nightmares), Lish's prose is disciplined yet always alive and taut with danger, rendered with the voice of a new and natural talent.

 
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Used availability for Atticus Lish's Preparation for the Next Life


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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 1-78074-777-2 / 978-1-78074-777-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 1-78074-833-7 / 978-1-78074-833-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Preparation For The Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 0-9913608-2-6 / 978-0-9913608-2-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrant Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 0-9885183-3-3 / 978-0-9885183-3-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrant Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
ISBN: 1-5012-7726-X / 978-1-5012-7726-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Preparation For The Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
Publisher: Tyrant Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Preparation for the Next Life
Author(s): Atticus Lish
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   


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