Books by Helen DeWitt

LIGHTNING RODS by Helen DeWitt
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"A dreary screed that too often reads like a primer for salesmen."
DeWitt's offbeat debut (The Last Samurai, 2000) caused a stir, but this second novel, a satirical take on sexual harassment, misfires badly. Read full book review >
THE LAST SAMURAI by Helen DeWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Unabashedly over the top at times but, still, a saga that gives rise to as much amusement as it does sober reflection. A promising start, indeed."
In a witty, wacky, and endlessly erudite debut, DeWitt assembles everything from letters of the Greek alphabet to Fourier analysis to tell the tale of a boy prodigy, stuffed with knowledge beyond his years but frustrated by his mother's refusal to identify his father. Read full book review >