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Woke Up Lonely

A Novel
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Fiona Maazel
Woke Up Lonely follows a cult leader, his ex-wife, and the four people he takes hostage. It’s about loneliness in America, North Korea, espionage, a city underneath Cincinnati, cloud seeding, and eavesdropping. It’s also a big, sweeping love story.

“[A] fun farce.”Cosmopolitan

Woke Up Lonely is another wunderkammer, a deeply felt and wildly original novel that repays the attention it demands, and once read won’t soon be forgotten.”Bookforum

“One of the best pieces of fiction and social satire of the year.”The Millions
“Maazel takes a cue from Kurt Vonnegut by creating a novel that blends the plot of a dramatic thriller with wacky humor and bits of science fiction.”BUST

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“Intricately imagined and timely. . . . Maazel is an entertaining writer with a dry, droll sense of humor.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

About the Author

Fiona  Maazel
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Fiona Maazel is the author of the novels A Little More Human, Woke Up Lonely, and Last Last Chance. She is the winner of the 2009 Bard Fiction Prize and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35 ” honoree. She teaches at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn.
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  • A 2013 New York Times Notable Book
  • “Brilliantly imagine[d].”Vanity Fair
  • “[A] whip-smart comic novel.”Reader’s Digest
  • “Maazel is an entertaining writer with a dry, droll sense of humor . . . She's insightful about how and why we build up instead of tear down the walls between us.”The New York Times Book Review
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