The World to Come
"Nothing short of amazing."—Entertainment Weekly
A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history—from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.
- October 2006
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 336 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“A deeply satisfying literary mystery and a funny-sad meditation on how the past haunts the present—and how we haunt the future.” — Lev Grossman, Time
“Brilliantly imagined.” — Merle Rubin, Wall Street Journal
“Symphonic and piercingly beautiful . . . the novel suspends us between emotions, never allowing any to become predominant, and we hang there in that indeterminate space, perfectly happy, hoping that the book will never end.” — Bethany Scneider, Newsday
“Horn’s deft touch is often wryly funny—but never maliciously so. . . . An accomplished work that beautifully explains how families—in all their maddening, smothering, supportive glory—create us.” — Natalie Danford, Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Deeply sympathetic characters, an encyclopedic grasp of 20th-century history and a spiritual sense that sees through the conventional barriers between this life and the one to come—or the one before.” — Ron Charles, Washington Post
“This book is the real thing.” — Julia Livshin, Chicago Tribune
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