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Lurkers

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
From author and filmmaker Sandi Tan, director of the acclaimed documentary Shirkers, comes a novel about a neighborhood of immigrants, seekers, lovers, and lurkers.

The residents of Santa Claus Lane do their best to stay out of each other’s way, but desire, fury and mischief too often propel these suburban neighbors to collide. Precocious Korean American sisters Mira and Rosemary find their world rocked by a suicide, and they must fight to keep their home; a charismatic and creepy drama teacher grooms his students; a sardonic gay horror novelist finds that aging is more terrifying than any monster; and a white hippie mom and her adopted Vietnamese daughter realize that their anger binds them rather than pushes them apart. Lurkers is an homage to the rangy beauty of Los Angeles and the surprising power that we have to change the lives of those around us.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sandi Tan’s Lurkers is an acid-etched American Beauty for our current moment. But rather than suburban white male dread, Lurkers excavates the deeper mysteries and dark humor of female desire and a cultural and existential desperation so heavy it takes both tragedy and catastrophe to root it loose. A sneaky marvel of a novel and not to be missed." - Megan Abbott

"A magisterial triumph from the inimitable Sandi Tan, Lurkers is brimming with sinister pathos and dead-on, laugh-out-loud observations." - Elif Batuman

"How is Lurkers simultaneously hilarious and horrifying? I’ll tell you how: PURE GENIUS. Sandi Tan populates Santa Claus Lane, her leafy corner of suburban LA, with such viscerally original characters that I found myself laughing at their outrageousness while nodding at their familiar humanity. Every page of this wildly original book is a surprise and a delight." - Kevin Kwan

"I loved Shirkers and I now love Lurkers . . . Briskly entertaining and genuinely funny, there's something funny or weird or crushing on practically every page." - Ed Park

"Lurkers is a heartbreaking delight. The intricately woven stories and characters here are funny and horrifying, weird and wise. I tore through this novel—Tan is a visionary with an imagination I would follow anywhere." - Kate Elizabeth Russell


Used availability for Sandi Tan's Lurkers

Hardback Editions

January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lurkers
Author(s): Sandi Tan
ISBN: 1-64129-255-5 / 978-1-64129-255-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lurkers
Author(s): Sandi Tan
ISBN: 1-64129-351-9 / 978-1-64129-351-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lurkers
Author(s): Sandi Tan
ISBN: 1-69660-447-8 / 978-1-69660-447-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lurkers
Author(s): Sandi Tan
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


March 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lurkers
Author(s): Sandi Tan
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lurkers
Author(s): Sandi Tan
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA