The Incendiaries - R. O. Kwon

Staff Pick

An unsettling novel, The Incendiaries taps into the motivations that drive extremism and obsession. The relationship between Will and Phoebe —a former piano prodigy with a tragic past— gets complicated by the machinations of John Leal, a cult leader whose religious fervor stems from his supposed stint in a North Korean labor camp. While Phoebe gets drawn into the web of Leal’s cult, Will becomes increasingly fixated on her, and tragedy strikes. Kwon develops the story’s uneasy atmosphere through spare description, using ambiguity to deny any easy resolution.

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ISBN: 9780735213890
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018