The Lost


SKU: 9780060542993


“Epic and personal, meditative and suspenseful, tragic and at times hilarious, The Lost is a wonderful book.”

“A beautiful book, beautifully written.”

“A stirring detective work, The Lost is … deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history.”

“Daniel Mendelsohn has written a powerfully moving work of a “lost” family past. . . . A remarkable achievement.”

“Mendelsohn, a classicist, creates a stunning Odyssey here, an epic world-wandering.”

“An excellent memoir. . . . The Lost . . . brings to life the struggle of an entire generation.”

“A stunning memoir. . . . As suspenseful as a detective thriller, and as difficult to put down.”

“The Lost is a sensitively written book that constantly asks itself the most difficult questions about history and memory.”

“A grand book, an ambitious undertaking fully realized.”

“A magnificent and deeply wise book. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Mendelsohn’s accomplishment is enormous.”

“The Lost is the most gripping, the most amazing true story I have read in years.”

“A stunning achievement. . . . Extraordinary.”

“Hugely ambitious yet intensely engaging. . . . Absorbing, novelistic. . . . Thought-provoking and original.”

“Stunning. . . . A singular achievement, a work of major significance and pummeling impact.”

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 1 × 5 × 8 in