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April 11, 2023
Marysue Rucci Books/Scribner
Available for preorder now 

Calling Ukraine is the funniest tragedy I've ever read, or maybe the saddest comedy.” – Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness and What Belongs to You

“A book full of unexpected laughter, strangeness and delight, plus one of the most demented workplace tragicomedies ever written.” -Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends

“Lichtman’s delightful, gripping novel offers screwball banter, a send-up of American start-up culture, [and] an expat romance with a dark Hitchockian left turn.” –Caleb Crain, author of Overthrow and Necessary Errors

“In his masterful second novel, Johannes Lichtman digs down into the wonders and banal horrors of what it means to be 'free.' Slim and subtle and sharply observed, this novel gripped me from its opening pages to its chilling dénouement.” –Laura Sims, author of Looker

“A stylish and often surprising American-expatriate novel for the not-quite-post-colonial age... A sometimes rollicking, sometimes tragedy-tinged novel about a not-so-innocent abroad.”  
Kirkus (Starred Review)

“No good deed goes unpunished in this madcap dark comedy...Lichtman delivers a perfect send-up of the American abroad...This is devlish and energizing.”
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