YOU AGAIN inspired a NYC gallery exhibition See images from YOU AGAIN, a group show curated by artist Franklin Evans, inspired by and based on concepts from the novel, at Chelsea’s Miles McEnery Gallery in summer 2021


Debra Jo Immergut’s stunning YOU AGAIN feels eerily relevant, perfect for this time of deep uncertainty and rapidly shifting news. It is dreamlike and immersive, like falling into someone else’s alternative reality. — New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice, reviewer Sarah Lyall

An elegant literary puzzle... an ingenious maze…and a sophisticated argument about the nature of time and memory…Immergut writes with clarity and compassion about ‘ambitions that refused to be thwarted.’ Think of YOU AGAIN as ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Not-so-Young Woman,’ on a shelf that would include Claire Messud’s ‘The Woman Upstairs’— but with the addition of a mystery as a compelling chaser. — Washington Post, reviewer Lisa Zeidner

InventiveYOU AGAIN, combining psychological suspense and fantasy, is a family-life novel, an art-world chronicle and an examination of the mutability of reality…. Ms. Immergut provides several brain-teasing surprises—and ties up her theoretical loose ends in a manner that still allows readers the space to wonder.Wall Street Journal, reviewer Tom Nolan

At once a mind-bending puzzle and a profound meditation on love, fate, ambition, and regret. — Kirkus Review (starred)

Immergut delivers a furious page-turner. Booklist


2019 Edgar Award Finalist, Best First Novel by an American Author

Selected as a Best Read by The New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, BBC, Glamour, Bitch Media, New England Public Radio, CrimeReads, , The Millions, New York Post


Not a word is out of place in The Captives. What a rare gift. — Katherine ColdironLos Angeles Review of Books

A swift, clever two-hander. . . . A novel of ideas [that] reserves its truest scrutiny not for Miranda and Frank, but for the two forms of authority that preside over them, mass incarceration and psychotherapy.Charles Finch, New York Times Book Review

This narrative behaves more like a noir than anything else, but it’s one with the heavy elements of thrillers and the type of outstanding writing that is usually found in literary fiction….Ingenious and riveting. — Gabino Iglesias, Criminal Element