This is just a galley (the pre-book book), but it smells the same as the real deal. Who cares about new car smell when you can have new book smell? I was so excited today to see the very clever South Koreany back cover, which I had never seen before. (Awesome work, Jeenee Lee!) Everybody who worked on this book at Graywolf, and who continues to work on it, has been so great — patient and full of good sense and perfectionistic when I was just ready to burn the f*ing manuscript and give up!