Reviews: The Perfect Man

Seattle Times, June, 2007 "beautifully crafted prose ... haunting dynamics"
Times Literary Supplement, April 7, 2006 "a full spectrum of human emotions"
Financial Times, April 24, 2006 "impeccably well written"
The Works (Entertainment magazine), April 2006 "a remarkable, effective novel"
Glasgow Herald, March 25, 2006 "brilliant flashes of poetic description"
Press Association (syndicated) "eloquent study of ... human relationships"
Business Day (South Africa) "the perfect book"
Sunday Times "eloquently constructed fiction" April 18, 2007 "a beautiful story, hauntingly told"
Fredericksburg Freelance Star "quite simply, exquisite"
Chicago Time Out May 10-16, 2007 "delicately executed novel"
Kirkus Reviews "Murr's impressive literary abilities"
The New York Times Book Review June 10, 2007 "showcase for Murr's impressive talents"
San Francisco Chronicle June 1, 2007 "beautiful and poignant account of an incredible American childhood"
Publishers Weekly (*** starred review ***) "Murr takes a Faulknerian approach to his portrait of Pisgah"
Booklist "a sumptuous tapestry teeming with hauntingly indelible characters"

Advanced praise from America ...

Naeem Murr vividly evokes the passionate world of childhood and adolesence as he tells the compelling story of Rajiv Travers, the ultimate outsider, and his unlikely group of supporters in a small town in Missouri. The Perfect Man is a beautiful and fiercely readable novel.
Margot Livesey, author of Banishing Verona

Naeem Murr's The Perfect Man is astonishing in its depth and insight. In prose that is both spare and excruciatingly vivid, Murr's warts-and-all portrayal of humanity haunts you long after you've turned the last page.
Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

This nuanced, spellbinding novel is one of the most captivating I’ve ever read. From the lucid, breathtaking prose to the wicked humor, from the author’s deep and
rare compassion to the ensemble cast of beautifully rendered, beautifully conflicted characters, the book explores not merely what it means to be young or innocent, not what it means to be an immigrant or American, but what it means to be human. Naeem Murr’s novel is a dark and gorgeous revelation. 
Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Corpus Christi: Stories

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