PW reviews Puértolas

Publishers Weekly calls The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas, "A manic yet incisive satire." This international best-seller debuts in US on January 15th from Knopf.

"Puértolas delights in wordplay and gets plenty of mileage out of (mis-) pronunciations of the fakir’s name ('A-jar-of-rat-stew-oh-gosh!' morphs into 'A-jackal-that-ate-you'), as well as the ridiculous lexicon of Ikea furniture. This wordplay runs alongside the stark reality of the refugees, people whose 'only mistake was to have been born on the wrong side of the Mediterranean.'” --Publishers Weekly