The author of a first book of stories, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, that garnered serious attention when published three years ago, Kelly Luce makes this welcome visit for her arresting, brilliantly written debut novel, Pull Me Under (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). “The writing of Kelly Luce is beautifully stark and simple, and at the same time playful, earthy, and violent. She’s unique, a natural born writer, and Pull Me Under is a strange and very appealing novel, a journey to Japan and the primal scene of the main character's self— which, like a volcano, may have already blown its top.” —Rachel Kushner. "Kelly Luce's unforgettable debut is an elegant mystery, a tender story of family and forgiveness, an unsettling depiction of the darkness we each carry inside, and a hymn to Japan. Noodle shops, summer festivals, ancient temples, and the lush landscape of rural Shikoku burst to life in these pages. From its first sentence, Pull Me Under grabs the reader and doesn't let go." —Sarah Bird.