One of the most acclaimed thrillers of the year...
The "extraordinary"* national bestseller by the award-winning author of The Beach.
"Riveting...The Tesseract offers myriad secret pleasures beyond its seemingly plot-driven narrative of intrigue in the streets of Manila."-San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"The Tesseract has the traits of a thriller, but it's also a love story, a character study, a portrait of life among Manila's street kids, even an experiment in narration...a feverish, affecting, altogether captivating story....What really makes The Tesseract so gripping is the author's dazzling performance as a storyteller-not the bloody climaxes per se but the innovative techniques and deft changes of pace with which they are related. This is one of those rare novels that can be read for thrills but also taken apart and examined the way a jeweler does a fine watch. Garland also lavishes his characters with quirks that ring true, outbursts of human oddity that transform a moment that most authors would rush past into something memorable...all but flawless, a tour de force of brilliant narration and psychological acuity."-i>The Washington Post
"Virtuosic...cinematic, poetic, terrifyingly precise."-The New York Times Book Review
"Bristles with suspense...mature, intelligent, and rewarding."-People
"[A] swift psychological thriller...beautifully rendered."-Spin
"Powerful, exotic...unfold[s] like a corrupt and mysterious flower."-J.G. Ballard
"Thoroughly assured...violently entertaining."-Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
"A steam engine of a narrative."-Newsweek
"Reminiscent of Graham Greene."-The New Yorker
"Delivers tremendous speed and style."-Dallas Morning News
"A dangerously hot novel."-The Christian Science Monitor
"Inventive and compelling."-Los Angeles Times
"A dashing tour de force."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch