How ‘Preparation for the Next Life’ Became a Big Hit for Tyrant – WSJ

Atticus Lish’s “Preparation for the Next Life” got the kind of reception that first-time novelists only dream about. The gritty debut novel, set in the violent, dangerous margins of New York City, was one of 2014’s genuine literary sensations, earning ecstatic reviews and landing on many top-10 lists. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, critic Sam Sacks called the novel, “a tour de force of urban naturalism” and “a love story that’s as bold and urgent as any you’ll read this year.”

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