A stunning debut novel...Lish's prose is at once raw and disciplined, and every word feels necessary.
Publishers Weekly Review
on Preparation for the Next Life
This novel is nothing less than a triumph, worthy of every heroic adjective a critic could throw. It is a reminder, plain and simple, of what fiction is for.
Financial Times on Preparation for the Next Life
This is an intense book with a low, flyspecked center of gravity. It’s about blinkered lives, scummy apartments, dismal food, bad options. At its knotty core, amazingly, is perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade.
New York Times on Preparation for the Next Life