Antoine Wilson is the author of the novels Panorama City and The Interloper. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Story Quarterly, and Best New American Voices, among other publications, and he is a contributing editor of the literary magazine A Public Space as well as the Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Los Angeles.
The ghost of Tom Ripley hangs over this slippery tale... A novel to
gulp in one sitting
Breakneck... The author plants and springs his plot surprises like a young master
*Wall Street Journal*
Carries distinct shades of Patricia Highsmith and Donna Tartt... A supremely gripping tale of serendipity and deception, and delivers a brilliant ending that will leave you guessing about everything that came before
*Vogue, Best Books of 2022*
'Breathes new life into the literary thriller... In a landscape of literary fiction trending towards navel-gazing, it's a delight to read a pacy story, well told. Mouth to Mouth is to be devoured in one greedy gulp, but the questions it raises linger long afterwards.'
Swift, and graceful, an agile novel of ideas with unexpectedly sharp teeth
*Lauren Groff, National Book Award-shortlisted author of Matrix*
The best book I've read in ages... I see you now, dear Reader, with this novel in your hand and already losing track of time
*Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less*
Compulsive... Addictive... Mouth to Mouth interrogates the very nature of identity, destiny and storytelling
*Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Orphan Master’s Son*
A stunner of a novel. Mouth to Mouth shook and thrilled me from the first page to the last
*Daniel Alarcón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles*
I read this book in one rapturous sitting, jotting down line after line, riveted until the final shocking, clarifying sentence
*Sarah Manguso, author of 300 Arguments*
Sinewy and mesmerizing... Antoine Wilson's on a high wire and he never makes a wrong move
*Marisa Silver, author of Little Nothing and The Mysteries*
A rarity, a perfect narrative machine, working by its own laws. It enmeshes the reader in a trap of complicity, one that snaps shut on narrator and reader at the same instant. Bravo.
*Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude*