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  • Pankaj Mishra transforms a visceral, intimate story of one man's humble origins into a kaleidoscopic portrait of a society bedazzled by power and wealth - what it means on a human level, and what it costs. Run and Hide is a spectacular, illuminating work of fiction

    Jennifer Egan
  • In his first novel in more than 20 years, acclaimed essayist Mishra splices a cautionary tale with elegant examination of globalisation and the perils of the changing world order. Immensely thought-provoking

    Mail on Sunday
  • The first novel in more than 20 years from the essayist and cultural analyst Pankaj Mishra is as sharp, provocative and engagé as you'd expect... As an exuberant chronicle of a late capitalist world fatally mediated by Twitter and Instagram, Run and Hide might be the most zeitgeisty novel you could read

    Spectator
  • A wonderfully rich and enjoyable novel . . . a work for our time and one that will surely be read many years on for what will then be its historical interest . . . a novel built to last

    Scotsman
  • A lyrical letter from the new India...a profoundly literary voice, as interested in how to write about a subject as the subject itself

    Guardian
  • Terrific . . . elegantly written, incisively observed, and deeply satisfying to read

    Kamila Shamsie
  • This powerful novel is a searing examination of our recent cultural and political trajectory, a surprising meditation on the role of the writer in times such as ours, a fragile love story, and an unforgiving look at where we are headed. It is, in other words, a book that demands to be read and rewards reading

    Moshin Hamid
  • The changing forms of his writing, always straining to encompass the chaotic reality Mishra sees around himself, reveal him to be a profoundly literary voice, as interested in how to write about a subject as the subject itself...After the density of his recent books, with their weighty bibliographies, Mishra's fictional prose is permitted, once again, to take lyrical flight

    Guardian
  • Pankaj Mishra returns to fiction after two decades with a gripping and remarkable novel - his best work yet. It captures the trajectory of our time through insights and moments that are startling, pure, and have a strange inevitability

    Amit Chaudhuri
  • A profound, extraordinarily written, and devastating exploration of the ways the personal is always already the political. Unforgettable

    Neel Mukherjee

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