“Filled with engrossing interplays between past and present, the devil, and a soulful spirit, American Faust juxtaposes literary allusion with modern-day inspections, weaving fantasy and reality into a layering of events that keep readers not just engrossed, but thinking.”
“An inventive but uneven tale about what people will do to get what they want.
In this debut literary novel, three people from different decades are ensnared in one diabolical plot.”
“There are satisfying, unpredictable narrative leaps in this Hitchcock-evocative, fantastical novel American Faust.”
“Feast on Faust in this agile and buxom tale.
AMERICAN FAUST is a timeless cautionary tale that poses complex questions to which there are no simple answers. It is a worthwhile read, not least because it implicitly invites readers to ask uncomfortable questions of themselves.”
“Ancient Faustian folklore tackles American convention in Brown’s delightfully disorienting novel, American Faust.”
“A retelling of the Faust legend, this rich and playful deal-with-the-devil tale will enrapture readers with the ways relationships can harm and heal us.”
“Offers mysteries that will please readers who prefer some subtlety in depictions of the uncanny, particularly the open-ended climax that invites numerous interpretations and will leave readers who relish the elusive hungry for more”.