Reviews

"[S]eductive . . . . [Saunders] traffics [the characters'] elaborately interlacing trajectories with impressive dexterity . . . .” –  The New York Times Book Review

“Richly detailed and highly observant . . . Fans of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and Téa Obreht's The Tiger's Wife will love Saunders' debut, which takes up the mantle of myth, history, and storytelling with beautiful, sure-footed prose.” –  Kirkus Reviews

“Intricately plotted, complexly affecting.” –  Booklist

“Hypnotically peculiar, exquisitely plotted, and teeming with suspense, Saunders brilliant debut pulls at plot threads as delicate as gossamer silk to get at the truth and the destiny of her flawed, appealing, maddening characters.” –  Library Journal (starred review)

“A graceful and elegant novel about love and mystery, loss and melancholy, sorrow and hope. From words written on the skin to the sight of unbearable things, Saunders explores with great nuance the limits of human vision.” –  Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE SYMPATHIZER

“Extraordinary. Saunders' debut is grounded in such a solid world of character and place that its uncanny premise seems the most natural way to set right the missed connections of three wounded people.” –  Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and author of FLORA

“A twisty gem of a book. Eloquently written, equal parts brutal and tender, Indelible is haunting in the very best way.” –  Erika Swyler, author of THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

“A tapestry of human fates so vivid and unusual it will leave you wondering madly what words may be written across your own skin.” –  Rebecca Dinerstein, author of THE SUNLIT NIGHT

 

“A history, a romance, a fantastic mystery-all of these descriptors could be applied to Indelible, and all of them are true. Transporting, unique, and entirely engrossing, it leaves a beautiful mark.” –  Kate Racculia, author of BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY

“Each scene in Indelible is a vivid postcard as ineffaceable as its title. Readers will stay up late at night turning pages, trying to riddle out the mystery of these characters' intertwined lives. Expertly plotted, beautifully written!” –  Suzanne Rindell, author of THREE-MARTINI LUNCH

February 2017 Indie Next Great Read Selection

February 2017 Indie Next Great Read Selection