The Call Reviews
"The book gets under your skin, though. Murphy is cunning and thoughtful enough to give her story some unexpected curves, and as it unfolds, it gradually accrues substantial emotional depth
is Murphy's ability to invoke some very big themesresponsibility, guilt, revenge, the moral order of communitywithout tipping over into the heavy-handed or obvious." - The Washington Post
"Murphy's subtle, wry wit and an appealing sense for the surreal leaven moments of anger and bleakness, and elevate moments of kindness, whimsy, and grace." - Publishers Weekly
"Engaging and acutely modern, this work will appeal to many readers." - Library Journal
"A marvelous book: sweet and poignant without ever succumbing to easy sentiment, formally inventive and dexterous without ever seeming showy. A triumph." - Kirkus
"Starred Review. Incisive and imaginative...[A] hypnotically patterned, wryly funny, and warmly compassionate tale...Visceral detail and deep knowledge stoke this gorgeously realized novel...With phenomenal economy and delicious deadpan humor, Murphy dramatizes...the many forms of giving and healing." - Booklist
"Undeniably fascinating...Yannick Murphy's The Call is a one-of-a-kind story
filled with forthright, understated prose reminiscent of Cormac McCarthys." - The Daily Beast
"Displaying an almost magical economy...The Call conjures the quirky satisfactions of rural life...true heroism is revealed in the humanity of a taciturn and decent man." - People, 4 stars
"Remarkable...The truthful evocation of family is the real triumph of 'The Call'. There is much love in this novel, and just as much truth about the pain and pleasure of family life...[A] clever and beautiful book." - The Boston Globe
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