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Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel
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"In [Temporary], you can hear an old note, a note I've missed in American fiction, and am surprised to have noticed myself missing--for so long it seemed dominant to the point of imperishability. The violent, surreal, often cartoonish scenarios delivered deadpan that draw attention to the freakishness of ordinary life--from writers like Donald Barthelme, Gordon Lish, Ben Marcus. . . . This novel could have easily sagged into dogma, but Leichter keeps the narrative crisp, swift and sardonic. Temporary reads like a comic and mournful Alice in Wonderland set in the gig economy, an eerily precise portrait of ourselves in a cracked mirror." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times