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The Unmade World
Release date: January 2018

"The Unmade World is a wise, moving, and deeply compelling story of our time here in the tumultuous early years of the 21st Century."Andre Dubus III

“The Unmade World is tone perfect, skillfully constructed and consummately realized.  It's the work of an extraordinary novelist.  I'm fortunate to have read it.”  Richard Ford

"Steve Yarbrough is a master novelist, and this may be his finest work. Every word of The Unmade World rings true. Its settings are indelible. Its characters live and breathe. For a long time to come, I'll be pondering what this book has taught me about the human heart." Amy Greene

“This many-layered novel is a thriller, a love story, a travelogue full of richly observed scenes from Polish and American life, a morality tale replete with betrayal, remorse and lust for revenge, and a hilarious comedy. The tight control Yarbrough exercises over the ten-year span of the story kept me turning the pages and left me full of admiration.”— Colm Toibin

Yarbrough’s stylistically assured tale provides a profound meditation on grief, guilt, resilience, and hope as well as authentic insights into the inner lives of his characters as they attempt to excavate meaning from the ruins.—Booklist

“With the flavor of an international thriller and deep explorations of grieving and healing, The Unmade World is a novel with heart.”Foreward Magazine

"Intricate and satisfying . . . the characters are compelling and the narrative steers clear of easy moralizing or predictable endings." Publishers Weekly

Rich with issues of guilt, grief and cultural dislocation; an accomplished work.Library Journal  

"Despite his book's depiction of dark realities . . . Yarbrough’s pensively hopeful view of people’s capacity to endure, even prosper, shines through."— Kirkus (starred)


“Steve Yarbrough is a masterful storyteller—one of our finest.”
—Jill McCorkle