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*Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction

*A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

The Washington Post - A Notable Book of 2023

* Harper's Bazaar, 
Best New Book of 2023

* A Goodreads Buzziest Debut

Richard Mirabella’s debut novel, Brother & Sister Enter the Forest, is an eerie, psychologically devastating novel by any measure, but it’s Mirabella’s careful, emotionally honest rendering of the ever-shifting relationship between older brother, Justin, and younger sister, Willa, that marks this book as a revelation.” — Christopher Bollen, New York Times Book Review

“Mirabella writes about the strange land between fable and reality, and this novel deftly explores the surreal undertones of familiar themes like love and loyalty. Part fantastical horror, part road trip narrative, Brother & Sister Enter the Forest is an uncanny portrait of the lengths we go to protect the people we love.”  -Isle McEroy, Vulture, A Most Anticipated Book of the Year

“A strange, beautiful, and memorable book.” —Adam Vitcavage, Debutiful

“Mirabella’s debut novel—about a pair of once-close siblings and how the bruises of their youth swell into adulthood—is both bracing and a balm, his softly disarming sentences like cotton puffs that absorb the pain of deep cuts.” —Michelle Hart, Electric Literature

"This is a gorgeous novel--full of mystery, dread and a deep, melancholy understanding of what it means to love someone who is mentally ill. I was completely captivated." -Dan Chaon, author of SLEEPWALK.

"Riveting, relentless. A novel of calm and chilling reserve and accomplishment."

- Joy Williams, author of HARROW

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