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“Adam Sternbergh is a genre-bender of the highest caliber. Part thriller, part Western, part pulpy whodunit, The Blinds is a propulsive and meaningful meditation on redemption and loss. It’s witty, electrifying, vivid, and thoroughly original.” — DENNIS LEHANE

"Sternbergh’s characters are intriguing, his plot is suspenseful and his outlook is endearingly dark. . . . Read it and weep. Or laugh. Or both. Sternbergh is an original, grandly irreverent writer." WASHINGTON POST

"Crackles with noirish delights. . . . Sternbergh writes a beautiful sentence, even when the subject is mayhem, and he has a talent for lean, propulsive plotting." — NEWSWEEK

"A tense, broiling, 21st-century Western with a crafty premise... Every time the reader thinks this story’s turning right, it takes a hard left. But it never wanders in circles, and it does move like a championship stock car toward a climax that, however shattering, implies there’s more to come.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS (★STARRED REVIEW)

"The Blinds ponders the question of whether a well-intentioned present can be separated from an unforgivable past....  [It] doesn’t explicitly ask these questions, nor does it offer a single answer. But it impels the reader to ask them, which is exactly what enduring novels do." — PASTE MAGAZINE

"Cleverly improvising on the chord changes common to classic westerns (especially High Noon) and evoking the locked-room horror of Jim Thompson’s The Getaway, Sternbergh shows again why he is one of the most inventive thriller writers working today."—BOOKLIST (★STARRED REVIEW)

"The Blinds is fast-paced and smartly plotted, its action rising in a well-orchestrated crescendo to a climax at once gripping and morally provocative."QUILL & QUIRE (★STARRED REVIEW)

"A thrilling Western unlike any you've read before." — VULTURE

"A quick-paced story of crime and deception." — DALLAS MORNING NEWS

The Blinds is brilliantly original. Fast-paced, ranging, and inventive, Adam Sternbergh’s restless imagination once again conjures characters and scenarios with heartbreaking insight, peril, and startling stakes. Readers take heed; this is a hell of a ride.” — SMITH HENDERSON, AUTHOR OF FOURTH OF JULY CREEK

“Adam Sternbergh tops my list of drop-everything-and-read novelists. With hints of Charles Willeford and Philip K. Dick, and rendered with achingly beautiful prose, The Blinds plucks the strings of Sternbergh’s favored themes-identity, loss, meta-reality-creating a symphony of noirish grit and improbable grace.” — GREGG HURWITZ, AUTHOR OF ORPHAN X AND NOWHERE MAN

"Guilt, memory, and redemption swirl through this inventive science-fiction-based thriller."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Blinds is a wild, fever-dream of a novel. Posing questions about the power-and peril-of running from the past, Sternbergh’s vivid vision and the people he brings to life will haunt you long after you turn the shocking final pages.” — JULIA DAHL, AUTHOR OF INVISIBLE CITY AND CONVICTION

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