Massachusetts Book Award Finalist

A Most Anticipated Book for 2019 by LitHub and The Millions

“Such a smart, compassionate and elegant novel, so deeply invested in morality and the subtleties of families, cultures, and continents. It feels delicious and exciting to recall that this is Jennifer Acker’s début.”

–Lauren Groff, National Book Award Finalist and author of Florida

“Acker unwinds a complex intergenerational story of immigration, culture, family, partnership, and ethics in her skillful debut. Fans of Jhumpa Lahiri or Yaa Gyasi will want to check out [her] elegant saga.”

Publishers Weekly

The Limits of the World is the most masterful debut novel I have read in years. In this wise, loving book I saw my mother’s family, exiled from Nairobi; I saw me.”

–Suketu Mehta, author of This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto


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