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Hilton Als calls Evgenia Citkowitz’s first novel “a tour-de-force, a powerful, wicked, compassionate, and beautifully written account of the dangers we keep in our head and heart, including love” (New Yorker). The Shades is a haunting tale about a British family reeling in the aftermath of tragedy. Citkowitz’s debut novella and short story collection, Ether, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Citkowitz was born in New York and educated in London and the United States, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
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