Sean Michaels was born in Stirling, Scotland, raised in Ottawa, and eventually settled in Montreal, where he founded the pioneering music blog Said the Gramophone. His award-winning writing has also appeared in the Observer, McSweeney’s, the Guardian, Pitchfork, and the Globe & Mail. His bestselling debut novel Us Conductors, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was an Indies Introduce selection and named one of NPR’s best books of the year.
“If you’re the kind of person for whom a fondness for crime stories abuts a penchant for the uncanny, well, you might just have your new favorite read.”
—Vol 1 Brooklyn
“In this delightfully protean tale that shifts among many styles, Michaels queries and pushes against our obsession with quantifying all experience as analyzable data. A wistful and wondrously inventive novel.”
“This novel is like a literary fireworks display . . . I had more fun reading this book than I have with any other novel for a very long time.”
—The Globe & Mail