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Harry Gold

PEN/Faulker Award Finalist: A “fascinating and original” novel based on the real life of a notorious Soviet spy (The New York Times Book Review).

This gripping narrative brings to life dramatic true events in America from the 1930s through the McCarthy era—taking us from Russian Jewish immigrant Harry Gold’s recruitment by the Soviets, to his training in tradecraft, to his role in Julius Rosenberg’s and Klaus Fuchs’s atomic espionage at Los Alamos.

The result is a novel with the psychological depth of The Third Man, the taut pacing of All the President’s Men, and the moral poignancy of I Married a Communist—named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

“She has a novelist’s feel for the telling detail . . . A compassionate, informative view of a sad, unusual life.” —Publishers Weekly

“Dillon shows how Gold’s hunger for human contact helps him ignore the hypocrisies and manipulations of his handlers.” —Kirkus Reviews

Millicent Dillon

Millicent Dillon is the author of You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles, A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles, After Egypt: Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt and three works of fiction, The Dance of the Mothers, The One in the Back is Medea and Baby Perpetua and Other Stories. She also edited The Viking Portable Paul and Jane Bowles. She lives in San Francisco.

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