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Review of ‘The Altruists’

The debut novel from 28-year old author Andrew Ridker sold in 18 auctions around the world, causing his publisher to label it an “international sensation.” Fortunately, the hype around The Altruists and Ridker, an Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum, is warranted.

Like Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered, the central storyline of Ridker’s often darkly funny, heartfelt tale…

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