“We have in Cole, a Nigerian American, a continuation of Baldwin’s legacy; he’s an observer and truth-seeker of the highest order.”—The Seattle Times

“A powerful and unnerving inquiry into the human soul. Cole has earned flattering comparisons to literary heavyweights like J.M. Coetzee, W.G. Sebald and Henry James, but Open City merits higher praise: it’s a profoundly original work, intellectually stimulating and possessing of a style both engaging and seductive.”—Time Magazine

“[Teju Cole’s] novels are lean, expertly sustained performances. The places he can go, you feel, are just about limitless.”—The New York Times

“Beautiful, subtle, and finally, original.”—The New Yorker