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.
Brave and exceptional, this incredible novel is set in post-revolutionary Iran and details three generations of oppression, struggle, and revolution. The intimacy with which the characters’ lives are portrayed moved me completely, and although it was heartbreaking and stunning, it was also amazingly beautiful. These stories deserve our attention; this book deserves much praise.