Books by Helen DeWitt

SOME TRICK by Helen DeWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2018

"DeWitt continues to explore the limits of storytelling with these slyly charming tales."
Short works from the author of Lightning Rods (2011) and The Last Samurai (2000). Read full book review >
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 >