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The Altruists Paperback – 20 August 2020

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A whip-smart, wickedly funny and psychologically acute novel about the cost of doing good. The finale... hits the sweet spot between hilarity and pathos with particularly excruciating precision, but there’s something to impress on every page.Daily Mail

Reading Andrew Ridker’s debut novel, you soon realise you’re in the presence of a new talent... It’s a novel about hypocrisy; about how complex power structures make hypocrites of us all, and about why it’s important to accept that and love one another anyway… Ridker writes in crisp, sometimes side-splitting prose.The Times

The Altruists, Andrew Ridker’s intelligent, funny and remarkably assured first novel… [establishes him] as a big, promising talent… Ridker’s ambitious blend of global perspective and intimate human comedy seems likely to evoke comparisons to the work of Jonathan Franzen and Nathan Hill. -- Stephen McCauley ― New York Times Book Review

[A] smart novel with an impressive balance between satire and heart.Sunday Times

This is a smart, knowing, tender first novel, full of immaculate comic timing and loquacious chutzpah.Spectator

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A fast-paced, razor-sharp, wisecracking, big-hearted debut novel with literary clout and huge commercial appeal.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET (20 August 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1784707546
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1784707545
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
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Andrew Ridker's first novel, The Altruists, was published in eighteen countries. The Altruists was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Paris Review staff pick, an Amazon Editors’ Pick, and the People Book of the Week. It won the Friends of American Writers Award and was longlisted for the Prix du Meilleur livre étranger and the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize. He is the editor of Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde, Bookforum, The Paris Review Daily, Guernica, Boston Review, and elsewhere He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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