The Call - Yannick Murphy

The Call

By Yannick Murphy

  • Release Date: 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Literary
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 100 Ratings)


“Yannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure.” —Dave Eggers

Thewarm, wry, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England family enduring a moving trial of loyalty, hope, andfaith after they are confronted with an unthinkable crisis. Acclaimed author Yannick Murphy’s intimate narrative style and lovely prosewill enthrall readers of Rivka Galchen,Padgett Powell, and Murphy’s own Signed, Mata Hari.The Call is a “triumph of quiet humorand understated beauty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from anauthor that the New York Times Book Review calls “an extraordinarilygifted fabulist.”


  • Don't waste your time

    By Allybarbo
    I could only get through 20 pages of this book and I just had to quit. It's written in a style that doesn't flow and it hard to read. At least read the excerpt before you settle on the purchase.