The Curators

A Novel

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Pub Date 15 Jun 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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Violence haunts 1915 Atlanta and so does the golem a group of girls creates

A dark, lyrical blend of historical fiction and magical realism, The Curators examines a critically underexplored event in American history through unlikely eyes. All of Atlanta is obsessed with the two-year-long trial and subsequent lynching of Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank in 1915. None more so than thirteen-year-old Ana Wulff and her friends, who take history into their own hands—quite literally—when they use dirt from Ana’s garden to build and animate a golem in Frank’s image. They’ll do anything to keep his story alive, but when their scheme gets out of hand, they must decide what responsibility requires of them. The Curators tells the story of five zealous girls and the cyclonic power of their friendship as they come of age in a country riven by white supremacy.
Violence haunts 1915 Atlanta and so does the golem a group of girls creates

A dark, lyrical blend of historical fiction and magical realism, The Curators examines a critically underexplored event in...

Advance Praise

“A tale of obsession within the collective, The Curators is a fearful, splendid debut that is both eerie and elegant in its telling.”—Justin Torres, author of Blackouts and We the Animals

The Curators is astonishingly self-assured, and not only for a debut novel; I can’t recall a historical fiction I have enjoyed or admired more in recent years. Just as the novel’s protagonist’s seek to narrate their own lives on their own terms, so does the novel take historical facts and make them into the best—and truest—kinds of fictions, proving by example just how more “true” a novel can be than a piece of journalism or a historical record. Indeed, it made me think of how necessary fiction is in this regard; there are things only fiction can say about the past, and about the present, and I’m thankful to Nye reminding me of this.” —Maryse Meijer, author of The Seventh Mansion

“A tale of obsession within the collective, The Curators is a fearful, splendid debut that is both eerie and elegant in its telling.”—Justin Torres, author of Blackouts and We the Animals

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ISBN 9780810147324
PRICE US$24.00 (USD)
PAGES 272

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