Recently long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award!
Antopol’s debut book, The UnAmericans, is a stunning story collection that explores characters shaped by the forces of history, from America to Israel to the Soviet Union, in critical moments of the last century.
When I realized that this book is entirely written in emails from one
character to another, I almost put it right back down. But this strange
structure works so well that I found myself reading it late into the
night. God is an Astronaut is a page turner that features a strong, smart, and acerbic female protagonist. This one stuck with me for a long time.