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Nick Arvin

Nick Arvin

Nick Arvin’s first novel, Articles of War (Anchor, 2006), was named one of the best books of the year by Esquire, Detroit Free Press, Rocky Mountain News, and The Independent. It won the Rosenthal Foundation Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Boyd Award, and was selected for the One Book, One Denver reading program. His second novel, The Reconstructionist (Harper Perennial, 2012), was described as “thrilling and soulful” by David Wroblewski and was selected by Amazon as a Best Book of the Month. Arvin’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and numerous other periodicals. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.

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  • “ alive with incident, memorable characters and vivid historical detail, it feels like condensed epic.”
    — The Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 16 2018
  • “You’ll feel compelled to find out what new adventure the “Mad Boy” will encounter next.”
    — Tattered Cover, Jul 15 2018
  • “a poignant and frequently hilarious tale of a scrappy Baltimore ten year-old who set out on a quest...”
    — Literary Hub, Jun 22 2018
  • “Nick Arvin has written a page-turner that stands up to scrutiny.”
    — Washington Independent Review of Books, May 29 2018
  • “Mad Boy is a finely honed literary achievement, beautifully written and as clever as it is memorable.”
    — Denver Post, May 27 2018
  • “The colorful characters make this account of the War of 1812 a rollicking page-turner.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Apr 9 2018
  • “A wartime coming-of-age story filled with nonstop action and genuine pathos.”
    — Kirkus (Starred Review), Mar 20 2018

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