Steve Yarbrough

American novelist
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Born in Indianola, Mississippi, Steve Yarbrough is the author of five novels and three collections of stories. A PEN/Faulkner finalist, he has received the Mississippi Authors Award, the California Book Award, and an award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

He now teaches at Emerson College and lives with his wife in Boston.

The Unmade World is tone perfect, skillfully constructed and consummately realized. It's the work of an extraordinary novelist. I'm fortunate to have read it.

Richard Ford
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This many-layered novel is a thriller, a love story, a travelogue full of richly observed scenes, a morality tale replete with betrayal, remorse and lust for revenge, and a hilarious comedy. The tight control Yarbrough exercises over the ten-year span of the story kept me turning the pages and left me full of admiration.

Colm Toibin
on The Unmade World

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Steve Yarbrough is a master novelist, and this may be his finest work. Every word of The Unmade World rings true. Its settings are indelible. Its characters live and breathe. For a long time to come, I'll be pondering what this book has taught me about the human heart.

Amy Greene
on The Unmade World

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