Organized around the idea that "you can't know what a magnetic field is like unless you're inside of it, " Ron Loewinsohn's first novel opens from the disturbing perspective of a burglar in the midst of a robbery and travels through the thoughts and experiences (both real and imaginary) of a group of characters whose lives are connected both coincidentally and intimately. All of the characters have a common desire to imagine and invent rather horrifying stories about the lives of people around them. As the novel develops, certain phrasings and images recur improbably, drawing the reader into a subtle linguistic game that calls into question the nature of authorship, the ways we inhabit and invade each other's lives, and the shape of fiction itself.
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Loewinsohn is the author of five books of poetry,among them Watermelons,L'Autre and Goat Dances.
Steve Erickson is the author of six other acclaimed novels -- including "Days Between Stations" and "Tours of the Black Clock" -- as well as two books about American politics and popular culture. The editor of the literary magazine "Black Clock, " he also writes about film for "Los Angeles" and teaches at CalArts.
"Loewinsohn knows how to conjure, how to surprise the reader, which may be the best, or at least the rarest, of the novelist's talents." - Anatole Broyard, New York Times
"Loewinsohn's novel displays an unmistakably impressive talent, the composure and resources not of a 'first' but of an accomplished novelist." -- Publishers Weekly
"An ingenious little jewel of writing." - Booklist
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Book Description Bantam, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 553341170
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