Karine Tuil is a playwright and the award-winning author of ten previous novels. She lives in Paris.
Review“Sensational . . . Tuil is pursuing something sophisticated [with] this high tension plot . . . Aside from the wit and intrigue of this ingenious story, chasing these troubled characters around the wheel of fortune makes the thrashing effects of modern life seem all the more apparent.”
(The Washington Post)
"A grounded, sharp and astonishing novel that immerses us in fear, politics and the cold-blooded terror recounted in today's trending news stories.”
(The Chicago Tribune)
(The New York Times)
"Karine Tuil’s astonishing fictional saga… makes you understand the relentless agony of being left out in the cold simply because of who you are. Tuil describes her fully fleshed-out characters with an explosive and original narrative style."
(The Jerusalem Post)
“Suspenseful . . . [A] Gatsby-esque odyssey laced with provocative observations of prejudice, politics, and sexism. . . . [A] secret lights the fuse on the twisty plot, but where it eventually explodes comes as a complete shock." (Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW))
“Karine Tuil – who should be admired for the boldness of her exploration of the thorny issues of 21st-century racial prejudice in France and the United States – plots her story like a pro, the twists and turns that lead to Samir’s downfall so teasingly interwoven that when the penny drops it does so with a thunderous crash.” (The National (UK))