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A novel of tremendous scope and beauty, The Translator tells of the relationship between an exiled Russian poet and his American translator during the Cuban missile crisis, a time when a writer's words -- especially forbidden ones -- could be powerful enough to change the course of history.
John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection, Novelties & Souvenirs.
“Thrilling....[Crowley] succeeds with what no prudent novel ought to attempt.”
-New York Times
“A rarity: a love story with a core of intelligence and insight.’
“A novel that affirms and celebrates language... [and] masterfully renders a moment in history.”
“Wonderfully sensual... Layered and rich, The Translator is a remarkable novel.
-San Francisco Chronicle
-Christian Science Monitor
“Nothing short of magical.”
-Time Out New York