Henderson does not hold back once: she writes the hell out of every moment, every scene, every perspective, every fleeting impression, every impulse and desire.
New York Times Book Review
Ten Thousand Saints is
a whirling dervish of a first novel—
a planet, a universe, a trip.
Los Angeles Times
Eleanor Henderson’s debut novel bursts out of the gate with all of the drive and sensory assault of the punk music that infuses it…an auspicious debut.
Ten Thousand Saints is the offspring of Lester Bangs and Anne Tyler, and who wouldn’t want to read that baby?
[A] rare debut that, with a flinty kind of nostalgia, invokes both the gods and demons of a generation.
[I]rresistibly rich and engrossing.
O, The Oprah Magazine
[A] bittersweet, lovely book.
Rarely has a debut novel captured a time and place…with such perfect pitch. Grade: A.
[T]he best thing I’ve read in a long time.
Ten Thousand Saints is funny, touching, artistic, surprising, lovely, eye-opening, and very, very wise.