Terese Svoboda

“One of our best writers.”

—Karen Russell,
author of Swamplandia! and Sleep Donation

“One of the writers you would be tempted to read regardless of the setting of the period or the plot or even the genre.”

—Bloomsbury Review

“A true original.”

—Emily St. John Mandel,
author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel

Roxy and CocoLong Swim

“Svoboda's prose is...stuffed to the brim — with invention, surprise and the sweaty mystery of whom we get tangled up with, and why.”

—New York Times

“Exquisite....[Svoboda] crafts singular depictions of her characters’ inner worlds.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Call it amped-up in medias res, and take a moment to find your bearings. You have been gleefully tossed into the deep end.”

—New York Times

“Roxy and Coco is trademark Svoboda, where outsiders are the stars. As action-packed as the novel is, at the core is the deep love for a sibling, and in this case the love has grown for a millennium. A dazzling story that is compulsively readable and deeply relatable.”

—Electric Lit