Like a sealed bottle of pure mid-Sixties. . . . feels fresher after a third of a century than most novels written yesterday. -- Jonathan Franzen
The best first novel I've read in quite a long time. -- Bernard Bergonzi, New York Review of Books
Paula Fox is the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow’s Children, A Servant’s Tale, The God of Nightmares, Poor George, The Western Coast, and Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, among other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.
Why didn't she write more novels? Paula Fox is brilliant. Her metaphors and subtle use of sensory imagery take the reader to an embodied presence of mind that is resistant to the... Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by E Mark
If I want reading this book because I loved the author, I doubt I would've finished it at all honestly. But I do love the character insight.Published on June 18, 2013 by Chris moore