“Boyle studies Donnie and his neighbors with a mixture of affection and despair worthy of a Bruce Springsteen song.” City of Margins reviewed by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times
“A marvelously nuanced study of light and dark. […] The arts bridge generations, start conversations and, in Boyle’s masterful hands, provide softening, wide-angle lenses to the broken and tortured souls of the margins.” Lauren O’Brien’s Shelf Awareness review of City of Margins.
The great Megan Abbott had this to say: “City of Margins is [William Boyle’s] best yet. With it, he proves himself the foremost chronicler of the crime melodrama. Emotional heft, intensity, humor. An Arthur Miller tale as directed by James Gray.”
CrimeReads lists it as one of the twelve novels you should read this March: “A dark world vision pervades, but there’s always a deeply felt humanity to Boyle’s stories. He remains one of the very brightest spots in contemporary noir.”
City of Margins will be released in the UK by No Exit Press in October 2020. Here’s the cover: