Reif Larsen - Author

About the Author

Reif Larsen is twenty-eight, studied at Brown University and has taught at Columbia University, where he is finishing his MFA in fiction. He is also a filmmaker and has made documentaries in the US, UK and sub-Saharan Africa. He lives in Brooklyn.

Featured books by Reif Larsen

I am Radar

I am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

This is a kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society...In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Radar grows up in suburban New Jersey, but his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage experimental performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity.

I am Radar

I am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with events stretching from Belgrade in a time of siege to arctic Norway, from Cambodia in the years before the murderous Khmer Rouge regime to the modern-day Congo. It explores the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, puppetry and human experience. It's also about one man, one family and how far you may need to travel to know yourself. I Am Radar is a story greater than all of its remarkable parts, a breath-taking, highly addictive joyride through the worst humanity has to offer only to arrive at a place of wonder.

Other books by Reif Larsen

I am Radar

I am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

This is a kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society...In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Radar grows up in suburban New Jersey, but his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage experimental performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity.

I Am Radar

I Am Radar

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2015

A kaleidoscopic, epic novel about a lovestruck radio operator who discovers a secret society... In 1975, a black child is mysteriously born to white parents. His name is Radar Radmanovic. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists who stage performances in war zones around the world, he is soon forced to confront the true nature of his identity. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with events stretching from Belgrade in a time of siege to arctic Norway, from Cambodia in the years before the murderous Khmer Rouge regime to the modern-day Congo. It explores the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history and human experience. It's also about one man, one family and how far you may need to travel to know yourself. I Am Radar is greater than all of its remarkable parts, a breathtaking, highly addictive joyride that finally arrives at a place of wonder.

The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet

The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet

Author: Reif Larsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Dear Spivet Family, I have gone for a while to do some work. Don't worry, I'll be fine. I didn't want to bother you by telling about it ahead of time. Thank you for taking care of me. You are one of the best families in the world. Love, T.S. T.S. makes sense of his chaotic family life by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks. He is brilliant, and the Smithsonian Institution agrees, though when they award him a major scientific prize they don't suspect for a moment that he is twelve years old. So begins T.S.'s life-changing adventure, travelling two thousand miles across America to reach the awards dinner, the secret-society membership and the TV interviews that beckon. But is this what he wants? Do maps and lists explain the world? And why are adults so strange?

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