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Justin Torres


(b.1980)

Justin Torres is an American novelist. In 2012 the National Book Foundation named him a 5 under 35 honoree.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
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For Today I Am a Boy (2014)
Kim Fu
"Beautiful and captivating."
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Stray City (2018)
Chelsey Johnson
"Stray City has it all. As funny as it is moving; as joyful, as radically communal, as it is lonesome . . . Honestly, one of the most absorbing, finely-tuned books I’ve had the pleasure of falling down into. Chelsey Johnson is a wonder."
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99 Nights in Logar (2019)
Jamil Jan Kochai
"99 Nights in Logar is a revelation, in every sense of the word. An intimate look at childhood, at an Afghan province, at people and places as they deserve to be known, in all their complications. This is a novel that mourns all that has been lost, and chases after what might still be recovered. A romp, a poem, a prayer, a song of childhood—like youth itself, the writing is all energy, adventure, and possibility. Jamil Kochai is an astoundingly talented writer, listen up."
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Leading Men (2019)
Christopher Castellani
"Leading Men stirs up the kind of beautiful trouble we admire in the work of Tennessee Williams. A clever, allusive, multi-layered novel filled with wit, insight, and heart. I loved it."

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