Posted on July 30, 2021 in
DEAR CYBORGS author Eugene Lim’s next novel, SEARCH HISTORY, has received its first trade review—a starred review from Kirkus. They praise: “Lim’s ability to balance the fantastical with the heartfelt is what ultimately makes this book resonate. Lim brings together the mundane and the extraordinary to powerful effect.” The novel has also received no shortage of stunning blurbs. INSURRECTO author Gina Apostol writes: “Surveying our planetary wreck on Eugene Lim’s craft is to see our survival more clearly—through friendship’s grief, through love’s quest, through the bereaved trust that survivors must sustain in art.” Meanwhile, COUNTERNARRATIVES author John Keene raves: “SEARCH HISTORY, Eugene Lim’s new masterpiece, is a novel of such richness, inventiveness, and strangeness that it rewards multiple readings. Lim has found a way to capture both the pointed specificity of the internet and its Borgesian infiniteness, in order to tell a picaresque tale about race and American culture, artificial intelligence, artmaking, storytelling, and so much more. Oh, and then this is also a novel about a dog! SEARCH HISTORY is utterly original, from its opening pages to its final sentences.” Coffee House Press will publish the book on October 5, 2021.
Read the full Kirkus review here: