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Critical Praise

"I absolutely loved THE CURIOSITY. It’s as thought-provoking and powerful as FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON and the writing is breathtakingly beautiful. And that ending? Poignant, luminescent, and absolutely perfect."
   — Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS and MIDWIVES

"Stephen Kiernan’s THE CURIOSITY is a true page-turner, mixing cutting edge science with an all-too-human love story, while simultaneously taking on the Big Questions. What is the true measure of a human life? Where does the line fall between legitimate science and playing God? If death could be undone, what would it mean to live? I’m green with envy for this writer’s bold imagination. It’s one of the most assured debuts in years, a book that will stop your heart and start it again."
   — Justin Cronin, bestselling author of THE PASSAGE

"[A] smart, heady, and irresistible science thriller...Kiernan gets every element right in this breakneck, entertaining, and thought-provoking tale about time, mortality, the ethics of science, and the meaning of life."
   — Booklist (starred review)

"[A]mbitious.... an emotionally satisfying and brisk narrative.... [T]his is a gripping novel with a clever conceit."
   — Publishers Weekly