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A Day and a Night and a Day

A Novel

Glen Duncan

Hardcover

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January 2009 Indie Next List

“Glen Duncan's A Day and a Night and a Day is one of the most challenging books I have read in years, pushing a reader to consider what it means to be human and to be moral in the world today. Combining a love story with contemporary politics, Duncan has crafted a flawlessly written story -- honest and unflinching -- as impossible to put down as it is to forget.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
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“A stunning new novel....A much better work than John Updike’s post-9/11 foray, Terrorist…I defy most readers to put it down.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

An extraordinary new work of fiction that the New York Times Book Review calls, “Bracing and original,” A Day and a Night and a Day by Glen Duncan is a powerful book for our times. The critically acclaimed author of The Bloodstone Papers returns with a literary blockbuster that examines race, class, sex, death, faith, terror, torture, and modernity with extraordinary insight and intelligence. A Day and a Night and a Day, which salon.com calls, “Gripping…a puzzle box spring-loaded with surprises,” is a monumental feat of exceptional storytelling alive with big characters, huge themes, violence, suspense, and a heart-breaking love story.



Praise For A Day and a Night and a Day: A Novel

“Duncan can be clairvoyant about how people live now. . . . A Day and a Night and a Day . . . leave[s] you with the sense of having been brushed by something uncanny, so close does Duncan get to saying the unsayable. Bracing and original.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Thrilling, a probe deep into the heart of our age . . . bracing and original.”
— International Herald Tribune

“Imagery is a tool of seduction for Duncan, who is one of England’s best-kept literary secrets. And he wields it brilliantly . . . A Day and a Night and a Day is a triumph.”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A gripping, entertaining read.”
— Orlando Sentinel

“A stunning new novel…I defy most readers to put it down.”
— Cleveland Plain Dealer

“[Glen Duncan’s] paragraphs are nothing less than accomplishments. A DAY AND A NIGHT AND A DAY....delivers an astonishingly heady and warm and enthralling read. This is the good stuff.”
— Charles Bock, bestselling author of BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN

“Gripping…the darkest and most convincing account of the idiocies, insights and horrors of the “war on terror” that I’ve yet read.”
— Salon.com

“This stunning novel contains equal doses of cruelty and beauty, rendered with language so precise that it reaches your nerves with both pain and delight. There are no lukewarm emotions in this novel, only the intensity of people perpetually on the verge
— Dalia Sofer, bestselling author of The Septembers of Shiraz

“Glen Duncan is one of the best English-language writers working today—smart and musical, funny and serious at once. A day and a night and a day is a good estimation of how long it will take you to gulp down this wonderful novel.”
— Darin Strauss, bestselling author of Chang & Eng and More Than it Hurts You

“Grim, violent and paradoxically elegant.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Duncan’s polished, merciless, and frequently hilarious prose supplies a trove of pleasures all its own.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A meticulously artful book.”
— New York Magazine

Ecco, 9780061239991, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2009



About the Author

Glen Duncan is the critically acclaimed author of six previous novels, including Death of an Ordinary Man; I, Lucifer; and, most recently, The Bloodstone Papers. He lives in London.