David Bezmozgis’s highly anticipated debut novel The Free World will be released on April 4th.
In the Jan./Feb. issue of Q&Q, feature reviewer Jeet Heer writes:
After Henry Roth, after Isaac Bashevis Singer, after Saul Bellow, after Philip Roth, after Grace Paley, after Mordecai Richler, after Cynthia Ozick, after countless other writers secular and religious, socialist and conservative, Zionist and assimilationist, subversively funny and sombrely nostalgic, is there really anything new to be said about the Jewish immigrant experience? Quite a lot, in fact, as David Bezmozgis proves with his impressive debut novel, the follow-up to his much-celebrated 2004 collection, Natasha and Other Stories.