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The Enchantment of Lily Dahl : A Novel

Hustvedt, Siri

Published by Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1996
ISBN 10: 0805049207 / ISBN 13: 9780805049206
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Title: The Enchantment of Lily Dahl : A Novel

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000148

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Synopsis: Lily Dahl is a heroine of the old school: tough, beautiful and brave. A nineteen-year-old waitress and aspiring actress living in Webster, Minnesota, she becomes enchanted by an exotic outsider - an artist from New York. Drawn into a world of erotic adventure, she finds herself the target of mysterious acts of madness as she strains against the confines of small town life.

Review: Compelling...Webster's hot-house atmosphere and collection of oddballs and freaks are brilliantly evoked...She orchestrates suspense masterfully and her writing has a quality of stillness, of effortless deliberation, which is peculiarly suited to the sense of foreboding. (Literary Review)

Full of humour, surprise and powerful images...Hustvedt's real triumph, though, is to take the ordinary and make it strange while showing how all strangeness is rooted in the ordinary. (Observer)

Told with the gripping pace of a straightforward mystery tale...A natural born storyteller (Independent)

A taut and convincing drama, as well as an intriguing metaphysical thriller (Sunday Times)

Subtle, complex and engaging (Financial Times)

Hustvedt's powerful theme of small-town mentality shows how intimacy and claustrophobia, secrets and skeletons, come out of the same closet...[an] exploration of the narrow line between imagination and reality while still managing to be a rip-roaring adventure story...beautifully written (Scotsman)

A startlingly good novel, tautly written and very sexy. (Marie Claire)

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