Tender and wise...Pitoniak’s voice is stylish and authentic, and perfect for exploring this rich territory: youth and love and New York City.
An unflinchingly honest tale of two young people trying to navigate expectations and learning to live with their own mistakes. A compelling and memorable debut.
The Futures reminded me of Brightness Falls, Jay McInerney’s great novel of New York, for Pitoniak, like McInerney, possesses an instinctual understanding of the mechanisms that make the city run and a knack for embracing her characters’ thornier sides. Utterly enjoyable.