"A genuinely fascinating novel — for its inventiveness, its passionate breadth and vision."

               — Richard Ford

“Josh Weil writes away from all the official channels, and yet he writes about exactly where we are now.  His vision is sustained by proper instinct and intelligent observation.  He is certainly among the most gifted writers of his generation.”

                — Colum McCann

The Great Glass Sea is our world made uncanny: the Russian countryside of folktale and literature turned darkly luminous, menacing, and brittle. I was intoxicated by this novel's brains and I fell hopelessly in love with its heart. Josh Weil is a spectacular talent.”

               — Lauren Groff

“A marvelously strange parable, brought to earth by a nuanced and deeply felt portrait of fraternal love. If The New Valley didn't convince you, The Great Glass Sea will: Josh Weil is a storyteller of the first order.”

                — Joshua Ferris

The Great Glass Sea imagines a Russia of the near-future that stands in for both the rest of the globe and the bonds between us as individuals: a world of both magical bounty and heartbreaking ephemerality.  It’s about the urge to on the one hand conserve all we can while on the other to make of all we encounter a field of ceaseless yield, and it’s as sad and filled with wonder on its obsessive subject of brotherly love as any novel I’ve recently encountered.”

                — Jim Shepard