Indies Introduce


  • The Mirror Thief, Martin Seay
    Melville House, 9781612195148, May 10, 2016 (Fiction)

    Martin Seay proves he is a talent to watch with this smart, ambitious debut novel that ranges from Vegas to Venice, and spans several time periods in between. The Mirror Thief is a winding tale with complicated characters and plenty of action.

    Rebekah Hendrian, Book Nook & Java Shop, (Montague, MI)

    A genre-spanning tour-de-force that propels you on a quest through three cities and three moments in history, The Mirror Thief envelops you in its mysteries and conundrums and then dazzles with its love stories, heists, and unexpected characters. Seay’s debut succeeds not only as entertainment, but also as an intricate and lovely meditation on the shared nature of human creativity and experience across time. Brilliant. 

    Anmiryam Budner, Main Point Books, Bryn Mawr, PA

    Martin Seay’s The Mirror Thief is a big book in every sense: big themes, big characters, and big stories, by a writer with big talent. Every page is a surprise, with reflections on everything from ancient philosophy to modern consumerism, classic sciences to modern warfare. At its heart lies a mystery that ties the stories together across both time and space. Seay has written a compulsively readable, complicated, fascinating novel that richly deserves comparison to the works of Umberto Eco, David Mitchell, and Vladimir Nabokov. 

    Mary Wolf, Collected Works Bookstore & Coffee House, Santa Fe, NM

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