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Novel, published in 2020 by the University of Wisconsin Press. Nominated for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award, and an American Book Award. “Balkan never flinches from exploring the moral complexity of the choices his characters make. This deeply touching story moves seamlessly between the past and the present, the truth and the need to hide it, and all the while Balkan captivates us with the beauty of his prose.” —Ed Perlman, Johns Hopkins University