All the Names They Used for God - Stories

Author(s): Anjali Sachdeva


"One of the best collections I've ever read. Every single story is a standout."­--Roxane Gay

"Fuses science, myth, and imagination into a dark and gorgeous series of questions about our current predicaments."­--Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See

"Strange and wonderful . . . delightfully unexpected."--The New York Times Book Review

From a dystopian tale about genetically modified septuplets who are struck by a mysterious illness to a love story about a man bewitched by a mermaid to a stirring imagining of the lives of Nigerian schoolgirls in the aftermath of a Boko Haram kidnapping, the stories in All the Names They Used for God break down genre barriers--from science fiction to American Gothic to magical realism to horror--and are united by each character's brutal struggle with fate. Like many of us, the characters in this collection are in pursuit of the sublime, and along the way walk the knife-edge between wonder and terror, salvation and destruction.
NAMED A MUST-READ BOOK by Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, and AM New York, and a top read by Elle, Fast Company, The Christian Science Monitor, Bustle, Shondaland, Popsugar, Refinery29Bookish, Newsday, The MillionsAsian American Writers' Workshop, and HelloGiggles
"Completing one [story] is like having lived an entire life, and then being born, breathless, into another."--Carmen Maria Machado
"Gripping."--Los Angeles Review of Books

"[A] remarkable debut . . . Sachdeva is seemingly fearless and her talent limitless."--AM New York 
"This phenomenal debut short-story collection is filled with stories that bring the otherworldly to life and examine the strangeness of humanity."--Bustle 
"So rich they read like dreams . . . They are enormous stories, not in length but in ambition, each an entirely new, unsparing world. Beautiful, draining--and entirely unforgettable."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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General Fields

  • : 9780525508687
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Spiegel & Grau
  • : 0.225889
  • : February 2019
  • : .562 Inches X 5.188 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anjali Sachdeva
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 288