“(A) masterfully intimate and suspenseful tale, fueled by volatile social conflicts...taut, commanding, and delectable.”
--Booklist, ☆ starred review
“An entertaining, crisply written tale...evokes echoes of Great Expectations, The Great Gatsby, and a lot of Raymond Chandler, but with a thoroughly 21st-century setting.”
“Nina Revoyr is one of Los Angeles’s most sharp-eyed and penetrating chroniclers. A searing novel of thought-provoking complexity.”
Marisa Silver, author of Mary Coin
"Powerful and provocative...With her impeccable narrative pacing and masterful command of Los Angeles' intricate, evolving dynamics of race and class--Nina Revoyr's novels capture the the lifespan of Los Angeles as a major city, none more gracefully than A Student of History."
--New York Journal of Books
“A story that's somewhere between Sunset Boulevard and the darker regions of The Great Gatsby...Revoyr is a subtle observer of human foibles and social structures, and the result is one of the most insightful, and the most entertaining books of the year.”