David Adams Richards' new novel, Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (Doubleday Canada), debuts to dazzing reviews and a flurry of press.
"[S]tark, stunning and profound...the construction of this novel is brilliantly conceived, and flawlessly executed. This is Richards at the height of his powers, which is very high indeed. The word masterpiece is not too strong."
"Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul is a page-turning thriller delivered by Richards in his finest form yet."
"Markus Paul’s story, centred on several 'incidents' that prove fateful for him and fatal to others, is not related in the detached, clinical manner of a police account, but with the searing emotion and stirring probity we have come to expect of an author fighting to stave off anachronism’s claim to right and wrong, good and evil... In the immediate sense, this makes for classic tragedy, but Richards’s larger picture includes a moral lesson at once topical and timeless."
-The Globe and Mail
"Markus Paul is a solid offering with timely insight from one of Canada's most acclaimed storytellers."
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