Edie Meidav

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"This gorgeous, audacious novel goes far beyond a story of two girls… Meidav is an American original." — The Daily Beast In this Northern Californian dystopia, two girlfriends meet again in adulthood. Their encounter might change the fate of the famous cult father of one of them, now awaiting his end on death row.
An exploration of the mind of evil and France. "He is quite a creation indeed, this aging anti-Quixote with his residual windmills to tilt at." -- Thomas Kenneally, The Washington Post
An epic, intimate novel in which a blundering westerner goes east. "Complex, imaginative."
–Chitra Divakaruni, L.A. Times

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The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon
WINNER OF THE KAFKA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN WOMAN

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Edie Meidav is a student of human bewilderment. In her first novel — about an American called Henry Gould trying to establish a utopian community in the British colony of Ceylon — she's woven the blundering figure of a holy fool into a bristling tapestry of local life. The Far Field is historical fiction without a shred of nostalgia, and its plot is finally justified by Meidav's scarifying emotional honesty and visceral sense of place.

-- The Village Voice