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Jonathan Lerner's novel Caught in a Still Place
"Caught in a Still Place is a novel with the coolest, most composed of tones. The setting is an America which has been destroyed by plague, yet Jonathan Lerner has the independence of imagination to avoid the hysteria and hyperbole of the “disaster novel.” His few survivors, living off oysters and beach peas on the Florida coast, are presented with
both restraint and tenderness, a potent and refreshing combination. Jonathan Lerner is a writer who deserves – and rewards – our full, unblinking attention."
Jim Crace, Booker Prize winning author of Quarantine and All that Follows
“Lerner breaks the mold. Candid, understated, self-effacing, funny, as stripped down as the emptied world."