WANT NOT

By Jonathan Miles
Mariner BooksMay 2014
hmhbooks.com
jonnymiles.com

Trade Paperback400 pages, $14.95, ISBN: 9780544228085
Subject: Relationships / Family / Personal Challenges

“A wonderful book, and there’s no one I would not urge to read it . . . This is the work of a fluid, confident and profoundly talented writer who gets more fluid, more confident and seemingly more talented even within the book itself.”Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review

“Shrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating . . . What Want Not does best, though, isn’t plotting but portraits of humanity: the small epiphanies and private hurts of every person whose life, like the detritus they produce, is as beautifully mundane and unique as a fingerprint.”Entertainment Weekly

“An impassioned work of fiction.”Dallas Morning News

"Ideas swirl about on every page…Want Not does all this in gorgeous passages that occasionally border on genius…if there is a modern book that more artfully allegorizes the desperation and anxieties of the human condition through the lives of normal people, this reviewer hasn’t come across it."The Washington Independent Review of Books

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