Eden, a novel
*One of iBooks "Summer's Most Anticipated Books"*
*a Powells' STAFF PICK*
*Library Journal JULY PICK* *
*Publishers' Lunch EMERGING VOICE*
*One of Bustle's "Books You Need to Know This Week"*
*One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated"*
One of Chronogram's "6 Books to Read this Summer"
*One of Bitch Media's "Books Feminists Should Read in July"*
*One of NYLON's "Great Books to Read this Summer"*
*BBC Culture's "10 Books to Read in July"*
One of VANITY FAIR's "Summer's Smartest and Most Innovative Thrillers"
"Kleine’s crisp sentences paint Hope as a protagonist with watchful eyes in a world that confuses her. The mystery of Eden unfolds across America with humor and some clever detective work, combining a page-turner with a moving meditation on the limitations of family amidst trauma."—Vanity Fair, "Summer's Smartest and Most Innovative Thrillers"
"A devastating, revelatory examination of trauma, memory, creation, and the ways in which we define ourselves according to our experiences."—NYLON, "Great Books to Read this Summer"
"Kleine renders the people Hope loves and the trauma that holds her back with subtlety and compassion."—BBC.com, "10 Books to Read in July"
“I read this novel in one sitting because I simply couldn’t stop reading…when I closed the book, I couldn’t stop thinking about Hope and Eden, and what would happen next.”—Book Riot, "The Best Books We Read in June 2018"
"Eden is that rare bird of a book that manages to be both a page-turner and a moving and stark meditation—on sisterhood, violence, trauma, memory, and how a single event can shape a life."—Chronogram, "6 Books to Read this Summer"
"Don’t miss this haunting novel with heartbreaking themes of attachment and trauma."—Hello Giggles
"Hope has lost everything: She’s been dumped by her long-term girlfriend, kicked out of her apartment, and orphaned after her mother dies from cancer. But Larry, a man who, years before, abducted Hope and her half-sister, Eden, from a bus station is eligible for parole. Hope believes Larry should stay in prison, but the district attorney thinks she and Eden will have to share more information about the kidnapping with the parole board to guarantee that. That’s how Hope embarks on a cross-country journey to find her estranged sister and confront the trauma that’s she been avoiding for far too long."—Bitch Media, "11 Books Feminists Should Read in July"
"Kleine is no stranger to violence, and Eden is a hard, sometimes frightening look at the way trauma follows us."—The Millions, "Most Anticipated"
"It would be easy to read Eden as a literary mystery exploring trauma and its after-effects, yet Kleine is up to something more diffuse and sprawling. I was as drawn in to the details of the semi-struggling artist’s life, which recalled Lynne Tillman’s brainy downtown deadpan, as I was to Hope’s increasingly dispirited search for Eden in an old VW camper van."—Lambda Literary Review
"Dark, eloquent, and bold, Kleine’s latest is a fierce tale of survival and sisterhood." — Booklist
"Fascinating...a gripping portrait of the lingering effects of trauma."—Publishers Weekly
“A compelling tale…striking.”—Kirkus Reviews
"a vivid reading experience. Andrea Kleine has written a memorable and moving book!" —Powells' Staff Pick
Calf, a novel
“Dread stalks every page, and the result is unsettling, scary, and often brilliant. For readers looking for a sharp, twisted narrative, this is a keeper." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW & PICK OF THE WEEK
"In matching the alienation of the Reagan ’80s with the shocking violence that touched her own young life, Kleine has created a dark and memorable novel bound to upend a reader’s expectations." -- THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
"This novel is smart, taut, and finely woven. Using actual historic events as a point of departure, Andrea twists her own narrative in a voice that is gripping and original. She masters story, character, and action, and we wind up thinking about big ideas after we’re done reading. What more do you want from a novel?" -- THE RUMPUS: Anna March
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Writer to Watch" & "Big Indie Book" for Fall
My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist
"As its title suggests, “My Dinner with Andrea: The Piece Formerly Known as Torture Playlist” began as a response to the C.I.A.’s use of music as torture but morphed into something closer to the talky 1981 film “My Dinner with André.” Performance pieces by the smart, self-aware Kleine, who is also a novelist, tend to be self-reflexive, questioning their own purpose." -- The New Yorker
"Ms. Kleine, who is also a novelist, uses that film’s conversational structure to discuss the challenges of making a dance piece about torture and, in frustration, wonders “how to make anything at all.” With debate about torture once again in daily headlines, and artists asking how to engage in uncharted political waters, those questions resonate." -- The New York Times
Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a 'long and baffling' film by Yvonne Rainer)
"The work itself is not unlike the title, a realm of alternate routes and nested stories, running its own kind of elaborate course. And though it’s largely autobiographical, it feels bigger: the story of anyone who has chosen one path and switched to another, anyone nomadic, anyone about whom the question “What is she up to these days?” has been asked. In other words, most of us." -- The New York Times