Gun Love

Reviews:

“President of PEN International, Clement is a brilliant stylist; her figurative language is far more than fine; her metaphors and similes are superb; and together they create a haunting atmosphere—sometimes fey, occasionally whimsical, no stranger to tragedy but always heartfelt and spot-on, as are her beautifully realized, captivating characters. Though sui generis, her work may remind some readers of Flannery O’Connor’s. Always evocative, it is an unforgettable knockout not to be missed.”—Booklist (starred review)

“In her excellent fifth novel, Clement tackles homelessness, America’s love affair with guns, and the economic despair of folks living on the dark edge of society. Affecting and memorable . . . an incisive social commentary that will give readers much to ponder.”—Publishers Weekly

“Clement’s quiet tragedy is moving, unsettling, and filled with characters who will haunt you long after the story ends.”—Kirkus Reviews

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been so mesmerized with a novel’s each next sentence. Jennifer Clement is one of our most inventive novelists. There’s no telling what she’ll see. Whatever it is, it’s something right in front of us, but—here is the magic trick—something we have never before seen. Gun Love is an amazement: fierce, inventive, tender.”—Rick Bass