The Enchantment of Lily Dahl - Large Print

Hustvedt, Siri

Published by Ulverscroft Large Print, 1997
ISBN 10: 0708958605 / ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ulverscroft Large Print 1997 Large Print Edition Very Good/Fine DJ in Plastic LARGE PRINT. Ex-library with usual markings o/w Fine. Little Used. Bright unmarked text. ReviewSiri Hustvedt, whose debut novel The Blindfold was showered with critical acclaim, returns with The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, the coming of age story of a voluptuous and vacuous aspiring actress who lives in a small town in Minnesota. In addition to the Marilyn Monroe-esque title character, Hustvedt provides a bevy of quirky characters including Lily's former high school pal Martin Petersen, who is assembling a collection of corpse photographs, and Edward Shapiro, the college professor and painter whom Lily quickly beds. On top of that, Hustvedt layers on a nice little murder mystery, which Lily investigates and solves. From Set in a small Minnesota town whose entire population appears to consist of slightly ominous eccentrics, Hustvedt's second novel (after 1992's The Blindfold) presents a coming of age story with Kafka-esque trappings and a mystery veneer. Lily Dahl, 19, is an aspiring actress who works the early morning shift as a waitress at the Ideal Cafe, where her considerably offbeat regulars include the stuttering and intense Martin Petersen, whom she's known since childhood. Lily takes up with Edward Shapiro, an artist from New York who has separated from his wife and is doing a series of portraits of local misfits. While Lily is busy attending rehearsals for her role in A Midsummer Night's Dream and getting acting lessons from her elderly neighbor, there are multiple sightings of a man carrying a woman's corpse around town. As Lily becomes increasingly convinced that young Martin is at the root of the bizarre events, she puts herself at risk to find out the truth. In the end, however, Hustvedt's plot is far simpler than it originally appears, and the somewhat forced strangeness of her characters' behavior may make some readers feel that the narrative is simply contrived. The novel is much stronger as a coming-of-age tale than it is as an existential mystery, however, and Hustvedt has created a charming and scrappy heroine in Lily Dahl. (Author tour.) 1996. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.42 avg rating
(1,807 ratings)

Synopsis: Lily Dahl works as a waitress in the shabby but hospitable Ideal Cafe, situated at the heart of the small town of Webster, Minnesota. This is where the mysterious Bodler twins come for breakfast, two old men who deal junk and never wash, men who are forever marked by the gruesome murder of their mother by their father. It is where Martin Petersen comes to look at Lily, and where his dogged obsession begins to take the form of a threat. Over the course of a summer, Lily is changed by all the people around her, but she is also changed by the ghosts they carry with them and by her own ghosts.

Review: Siri Hustvedt, whose debut novel The Blindfold was showered with critical acclaim, returns with The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, the coming of age story of a voluptuous and vacuous aspiring actress who lives in a small town in Minnesota. In addition to the Marilyn Monroe-esque title character, Hustvedt provides a bevy of quirky characters including Lily's former high school pal Martin Petersen, who is assembling a collection of corpse photographs, and Edward Shapiro, the college professor and painter whom Lily quickly beds. On top of that, Hustvedt layers on a nice little murder mystery, which Lily investigates and solves.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Enchantment of Lily Dahl - Large Print
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Large Print Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hustvedt, Siri
Published by Niagara (1999)
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Niagara, 1999. Book Condition: Good. Largeprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88099996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hustvedt, Siri
Published by Niagara (1999)
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Niagara, 1999. Book Condition: Very Good. Largeprint. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP60094311

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hustvedt, Siri
Published by Niagara (1999)
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Niagara, 1999. Book Condition: Very Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96307339

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Siri Hustvedt
Published by F.A. Thorpe, UK (1997)
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Exchange
(Macclesfield, CHES, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description F.A. Thorpe, UK, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0708958605. LARGE PRINT. Complete and unabridged. A laminated pictorial board Hardcover, minimal wear. Ex. library. 320 pages. Contents clean, tight and bright. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 021524

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Siri Hustvedt
Published by Ulverscroft Large Print (1997)
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ulverscroft Large Print, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0708958605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Siri Hustvedt
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807089586054.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Siri Hustvedt
ISBN 10: 0708958605 ISBN 13: 9780708958605
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807089586053.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds