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Vulnerables

Vulnerables
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Nora says: Nuñez has a wonderful interior voice, a bit reminiscent of Rachel Cusk, but her protagonist’s thoughts are more far-ranging and varied. She is said to have counseled students to write as if speaking to their smartest friend, and that is who the reader has the pleasure of spending time with in her books. This is the third book in a trilogy (“The Friend;” “What Are You Going Through”), although the books can all be read independent of each other.

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, VOGUE AND KIRKUS REVIEWS

The New York Times-bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend and What Are You Going Through brings her singular voice to a story about modern life and connection

"I am committed, until one of us dies, to Nunez's novels. I find them ideal. They are short, wise, provocative, funny -- good and strong company." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"With the intimacy and humor of a great conversation, this novel makes you feel smarter and more alive." --People Magazine

"An ode to our basic need to connect with other beings, be they human or animal, even in a global crisis that told us to stay apart." --NPR

Elegy plus comedy is the only way to express how we live in the world today, says a character in Sigrid Nunez's ninth novel. The Vulnerables offers a meditation on our contemporary era, as a solitary female narrator asks what it means to be alive at this complex moment in history and considers how our present reality affects the way a person looks back on her past.

Humor, to be sure, is a priceless refuge. Equally vital is connection with others, who here include an adrift member of Gen Z and a spirited parrot named Eureka. 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. A search for understanding about some of the most critical matters of our time, Nunez's new novel is also an inquiry into the nature and purpose of writing itself.

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9780593715512
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Hardcover
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Publication Date: 
November 7, 2023
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