Praise For The Antiquarian…
"An ambitious, complex novel . . . Those who read by simultaneously working with the writer, fantasizing alongside him, capable of enjoying the subtleties and secrets of a text as rich and profound as the text of this novel, will never forget it." Mario Vargas Llosa
"[The Antiquarian] possesses much of the unease and horror characteristic of Bolaño’s work . . . beautiful and beguiling. . . . This perfect blend of page-turning narrative and knockout prose is as good as it getsPatriau’s book is pure pitch-black fun." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Gustavo Faverón Patriau has written a dark, cruel and thrilling gem of a novel. There are shades of Borges fabulism here, and Calvino's Invisible Cities, but something more mysterious too, something gothic, something macabre. The Antiquarian is a novel about literature, war, madness and friendship, a startling read from the first sentence to the last." Daniel Alarcón, author of Lost City Radio and At Night We Walk in Circles
"A splendid neo-gothic tale. . . . It’s the kind of read that alters your experience of reading." Dennis Haritou, Three Guys One Book
"Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s The Antiquarian is a dazzling and unforgettable meditation on deception, obsession, and the search for truth. How rare it is to find a novel of ideas that never fails to entertain. How rare it is to find a novel that marries intelligent, intricate plotting with richly rewarding prose. I was privileged to find such a novel in THE ANTIQUARIAN, and once I had fallen headlong into Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s mysterious and mythic creation, I couldn’t bear to leave it." Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth
Grove Press, Black Cat, 9780802121608, 240pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014