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The Vulnerables: 'Beautiful and profound' Meg Mason

Sigrid Nunez

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The unforgettable new novel about the enduring power of connection in a world of increasing distance, from the bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend

'A sharp-eyed and tender novel about human connection in a time of crisis' (PAULA HAWKINS) from the bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend

'Once you discover Sigrid Nunez, you don't look back' ANNE ENRIGHT

'Beautiful and profound' MEG MASON

'Full of alive, curious poetry on the chaotic times we live in' SHEENA PATEL, author of I'm a Fan

'I am committed, until one of us dies, to Nunez's novels. They are short, wise, provocative, funny' NEW YORK TIMES

Three strangers are thrown together in one Manhattan apartment: a solitary writer; a Gen Z college drop-out; and a spirited parrot named Eureka.

As the world outside descends into turmoil, the three of them must learn how to live with and care for one another. The Vulnerables reveals what happens when strangers are willing to open their hearts to each other and how far even small acts of caring can go to ease another's distress.

'Cracks open windows and offers a reassuring breeze, reminding us that it's OK - and perhaps even necessary - to need each other; it's only human' SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 'One of my favourite authors' NATALIE PORTMAN

'Fresh, funny and very now' BIDISHA

'A breath of fresh air for a time when it still sometimes feels there isn't any' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

A Most Anticipated Book In:
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Good Housekeeping
The Millions
W Magazine
Town & Country
Literary Hub
AP News
Southern Living
Publishers Lunch

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Praise for The Vulnerables: 'Beautiful and profound' Meg Mason

  • I just adore Sigrid Nunez - Paula Hawkins

  • Long live Sigrid Nunez - Laura Marling

  • When I open one of Sigrid Nunez's novels, I almost always know immediately: This is where I want to be - Dwight Garner, New York Times

  • Sigrid Nunez is on a roll. She's tapped into a smart, wry voice which feels right for our times, as do her concerns with friendship, empathy, loss, and loneliness - NPR

  • Smart and sad and funny - Sarah Moss

  • A sharp-eyed and tender novel about human connection in a time of crisis. As compassionate as it is disquieting, and as funny as it is painfully honest - Paula Hawkins

  • One of my favourite authors - Natalie Portman

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Sigrid Nunez

Sigrid Nunez is the New York Times bestselling author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award, and of seven other novels, including Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, and What Are You Going Through. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages.

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