Fiction Ron Loewinsohn Magnetic Field(S)

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Magnetic Field(S)

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9780553341171: Magnetic Field(S)

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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About the Author:

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.

Review:

"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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