The House on Eccles Road

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Feeling insecure in her marriage to her busy professor husband, Leo, Molly Bluhm remembers their lost son while reconsidering a former boyfriend, while Leo, also mourning their child, thinks about a star pupil, young girls at a tennis court, and his aging father, in a debut novel that re-imagines James Joyce's Ulysses from Molly's perspective. Reprint.

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"A definition of a true vision in a novelist is to strike a balance between the novel of the mind and the novel of the heart—exactly the synthesis that Judith Kitchen in The House on Eccles Road renders in a flawless prose." —Stuart Dybek

"At last! A Mollycentric universe. The House on Eccles Road is a lovely exploration of history and legacy, with its roots in Dublin and Europe, but its blooms (and Blooms) in our own very mixed-together American air. It's a ripe, rich read."—Albert Goldbarth

"I once read about a splendid shawl which was so finely woven it could pass through a wedding ring as easily as smoke. That image comes back to me, when I consider Judith Kitchen's novel, The House on Eccles Road. I deeply appreciate how she has done what she has done, but most of all I am grateful that she has found a modern way to do an old-fashioned thing: break my heart with words on a page. I bow."—Mary Hood

"In The House on Eccles Road, Kitchen writes gorgeously into the layers of what it means to live in disarray and communion with oneself and with others. This is a mature novel, a novel for grown-ups—where the messiness of a lived life is neither explained nor apologized. In beautiful sentence after beautiful sentence, here is Kitchen’s vision: abundant and lyrical and true." —Victoria Redel, previous winner of the S. Mariella Gable Prize

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Judith Kitchen is a contributing editor for The Georgia Review where she regularly reviews poetry.

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