Katabasis: A Novel

Katabasis: A Novel

by R. F. Kuang
Katabasis: A Novel

Katabasis: A Novel

by R. F. Kuang


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Katabasis, noun, Ancient Greek:

The story of a hero's descent to the underworld

Two academic rivals from Cambridge must travel to Hell to rescue the soul of their advisor. Getting there was easy. Surviving it – and each other – is another thing entirely.

2025’s most unexpected love story is going to be hell in the new novel by New York Times #1 Bestseller R.F. Kuang. Coming August 2025!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063021471
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 08/26/2025
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 7,725
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

About The Author
Rebecca F. Kuang is the #1 New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. Her work has won the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, and British Book Awards. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford. She is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Sinophone literature, and Asian American literature.

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