"If ever a novel sought to reveal the sacred in life... If ever a choir of voices and viewpoints came together with the design to lift hearts and hopes... Then Nous Nous is that collective of love and longing, of disappointment and loss and, ultimately, faith."
-- William Lychack, author of Cargill Falls
"Tense, menacing, and tightly constructed, Nous Nous is a deep dive into the complexities of character and the enigma of our moral universe. In precise, immersive prose, John Vanderslice snaps together a wrenching plot that engages and surprises as it moves readers through the perils and consolations of our interdependent lives. Nous Nous is a book you don’t simply read; you live through it."
--John Fleming, Songs for the Deaf and The Book I Will Write
"Nous Nous is both a suspenseful story about a kidnapping and an incisive meditation on what means to be held hostage: by anger and pain and guilt. With striking generosity and empathy, Vanderslice presents the minds and hearts of complex characters united, and reunited, by tragedy."
--Michael Kardos, author of Bluff
"There's a beautiful dignity and grace to be found in these modest pages, and John Vanderslice is sublime in evoking these modest lives." --William Lychack, author of Cargill Falls and The Wasp Eater
"Nous Nous chronicles a crime in slow-motion, an interior thriller written with an unflinching and spare tick-tock from within the minds of those involved. You want to sprint ahead but can't stand to miss a detail in the experience of each complex character, as each person involved inches slowly toward doom or restoration, or both."
--Stacey Margaret Jones,
author of Mr. Catherine