Lucy Ferriss

Praise for Lucy Ferriss's work:

 

  • “As ineluctable as a Greek tragedy.” – Claire Messud
  • “A brilliantly paced page-turner.” – Amitava Kumar
  • “Ferriss strikes the perfect balance between the global and the personal.” – Ivy Pochoda
  • “A courageous and thought-provoking writer.” -- Tom Perrotta
  • “A master American realist.” – Francisco Goldman
  • “A beautifully constructed and moving novel.” – Jim Shepard
  • “One of the best books of the year, period.” – Riverfront Times
  • “Sad and soaring and sexy.” – Susan Straight
  • “Elegant and fearless.” – Mark Winegardner
  • “Thought-provoking and disturbing” – Contra Costa Times
  • “A powerful, painful book.” – Frederick Busch
  • “A kind of grace . . . the miracle of greatness in ordinary life.” – Publishers Weekly
  • “This is the voice of a major writer, one whose career seems firmly on track.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • “One of the best writers around.” – Oscar Hijuelos
  • "Breathtakingly pertinent." RT Reviews
  • ". . . creating an exquisite tension that lasts long after the novel is over." – Library Journal
  • "Ferriss's new novel is destined to spark discussion and controversy." – Booklist
  • "An insightful and thought-provoking foray into a world so different from ours."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

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“Vivid, compelling, as ineluctable as a Greek tragedy, A Sister to Honor illuminates the complexity of globalism's cultural disjunctions. . . . Lucy Ferriss's nuanced insight enables us to see this story from all sides -- a rare achievement.”

—Claire Messud,
author of The Woman Upstairs

Haves & Have Nots

April 19 –

April 13, 2012, Lahore--I would be seriously remiss if I did not report on the vast numbers of beggars in Lahore. The abyss between rich and poor yawns very wide. The only middle-class existence I’ve spotted yet was in the apartment of Eesha’s professor. And clearly the plenitude of servants is a straightforward result of poverty, of the ability of the rich to exploit the poor or to offer certain poor families a safe home and a small income. Pick your interpretation.

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