Three Stars for THE KINGDOM OF SAND

Andrew Holleran’s THE KINGDOM OF SAND, a stunningly honest exploration of loneliness and the endless need for human connection as an older gay man comes to terms with his own mortality, has received three starred reviews!

“Holleran is fiercely a pointillist. His observations about the minute details of his narrator’s life feel revelatory—and not always specific to the lives of gay men…Ostensibly about gay men getting older and being alone, this novel is really about everyone getting older and being alone.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Though the novel is permeated by a mournful depression, Holleran brings stylistic flourishes and mordant nostalgia to the proceedings, and fully develops the narrator, who floats elegantly on his distilled memories and eventually lands on a beautiful resolution. This vital work shows Holleran at the top of his game.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[T]hanks to Holleran’s brilliant gift for characterization, the narrator and Earl come alive on the page, commanding readers’ attention to what is a splendid, remarkably good book.”–Booklist, starred review

THE KINGDOM OF SAND by Andrew Holleran; 9780374600969; 6/7/22.

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