Urban disquiet in Nineveh: city-dwellers under stress

Nineveh is included in a fascinating list of five recent international novels dealing with “City-Dwellers Under Stress … urban disquiet and the evolving tensions of 21st century city living” (along with Ge Fei’s The Invisibility Cloak, Kelly Luce’s Pull Me Under, Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People).

Of Nineveh, Tobias Carroll writes:

“Rose-Innes does a fantastic job of creating a sense of the tactile,
the grotesque … and the constancy of change. Nineveh includes a
handful of moments in which the destruction of green spaces is
lamented – but, like Katya’s ostensibly humane techniques, paradoxes
abound … And, as befits a novel whose central character understands
structures and strata better than most, the language here is both
insightful and evocative.”

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