the world of tomorrow

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The World of Tomorrow
560 pages; Little, Bwon and Company
This Doctorow-esque debut novel shimmers with the swing and swank of 1939 New York, where Francis, an Irish prison escapee, schmoozes socialites while eluding an assassin. Mathews’s urban epic is as rich and raucous as the city it celebrates.
— Jordan Sebastian Bonner, Leigh Haber, Taylor Lannamann