The Collagist

Charles Holdefer reviewed Extraordinary Renditions for the December 2010 edition of The Collagist.

Andrew Ervin’s Extraordinary Renditions, a slyly structured first novel set in Budapest, shows a febrile intelligence and considerable ambition. In telling the intertwined tales of Lajos Harkályi, a Hungarian composer and Holocaust survivor, Jonathan Gibson, an American soldier stationed in Hungary, and Melanie Scholes, an expatriate American violinist, Ervin offers a sustained meditation on art and politics in the early twenty-first  century.