Reif Larsen is the author of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and has now been made into a film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of Amélie.
He studied at Brown University and has taught at Columbia University. His essays and fiction have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Tin House, The Millions and The Believer. He lives in Scotland.
A kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society...
In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents.
His name is Radar Radmanovic.
Radar grows up in suburban New Jersey, but his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage experimental performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity.