A literary and anthropological tour de force . . . astute and packed with brilliant observations, about life, art, culture and the infinite possibilities for human disappointment. Like his bestselling One Day, it is, at times, extremely funny . . . But the laughs are matched by just as many moments that make you swallow hard . . . US is a novel about love, grief, joy, art, science, culture and the modern world. It is wise, moving and sweet. I honestly can't imagine loving a novel much more.