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Review of ‘Ways to Disappear’

BookPage Fiction Top Pick, February 2016

Poet and translator Idra Novey brings a considerable imagination to her first work of fiction, Ways to Disappear, in which the disappearance of a famous novelist upends the life of her American translator.

The novel opens with a touch of magic realism: Legendary Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda lights a…

Interview with Idra Novey

Idra Novey’s Ways to Disappear is a clever literary mystery involving the disappearance of a Brazilian novelist and the American translator who travels to South America to find her. Novey is a prize-winning poet and translator, who has also taught writing to men and women in prison.

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