By Matthew Thomas
Simon & Schuster, August 19, 2014

Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding), multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End). Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, We Are Not Ourselves heralds the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction.


Selected Praise

"A gripping family saga, maybe the best I've read since The Corrections."
— Melissa Maerz, Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A

"[A] masterly debut."
— Vanity Fair

"[A] devastating debut novel"
— Janet Maslin, The New York Times


About the Author

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey. We Are Not Ourselves is his first novel.


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