Books by Nina Revoyr

LOST CANYON by Nina Revoyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Like Deliverance, a tense and sometimes-violent morality tale formed in the crucible of physical duress."
Revoyr (Wingshooters, 2011, etc.) sends four Angelenos mired in First World angst to confront the wilds of California's Sierra Nevada range.Read full book review >
WINGSHOOTERS by Nina Revoyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Gripping and insightful."
Revoyr's fourth novel (Southland, 2008, etc.) is a coming-of-age saga in which racism cuts across loyalties between family and friends. Read full book review >
THE AGE OF DREAMING by Nina Revoyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Although the pace lags in sections—notably a cross-country train tour which seems to occur in real time—all in all this is a pulse-quickening, deliciously ironic serving of Hollywood noir."
Aging Japanese actor, a former silent-screen sex symbol, is offered a second chance at notoriety. Read full book review >
SOUTHLAND by Nina Revoyr
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2003

"A gripping second novel (after The Necessary Hunger, 1997) with some neat plot twists—but complicated by a byzantine narrative that shifts in time, trying to pack in too much."
A mulligan stew of family saga, whodunit, and social history as a woman's attempt to understand her grandfather's will leads to the reopening of a murder case from the Watts riots. Read full book review >
THE NECESSARY HUNGER by Nina Revoyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A quietly intimate, vigorously honest, and uniquely American hoop dream: tough and tender, without a single false note."
Low-key but refreshing girls 'n' the `hood debut novel about a pair of furiously competitive basketball stars searching for love and certainty in the dank gymnasiums and mean streets of South Central L.A. The familiar inner-city downers of racism, crime, family disintegration, and sports-as-salvation are handled with extraordinary intelligence and sensitivity in this episodic story. Read full book review >