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Duplex: A Novel
HELL-part mystery, part domestic meditation, part horror story-isa brilliantly eerie novel in which three households coexist in a single restless vision: a dollhouse; a dysfunctional family...
A New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction, Kathryn Davis's "dazzling first novel" (Kirkus Reviews) "transforms a literary commonplace -- a...
The Girl who Trod on a Loaf
Helle Ten Brix, a Danish composer of operas, dies leaving as part of her will her unfinished opera, "The Girl Who Trod On a Loaf", to Frances Thorn, a young woman whom Helle has befriended...
The Thin Place
In a thin place, according to legend, the membrane separating this world from the spirit world is almost nonexistent. The small New England town of Varennes is such a place, and Kathryn...
The Walking Tour
Two couples -- businessman Bobby Rose and his artist wife, Carole Ridingham; his partner, Coleman Snow, and Snow's wife, Ruth Farr -- have gone on a walking tour in Wales, during which a...
Versailles is the story of an expansive spirit locked in a pretty body and an impossible moment in history. As the novel begins, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette is traveling from Austria...
Attempts at a Life
Operating somewhere between fiction and poetry, biography and theory, the pieces in Attempts at a Life, though nominally stories, might indeed be thought of as "attempts." They do what...
S P R A W L
Fiction. An absurdly comic and decidedly digressive novel, S P R A W L chronicles the mercurial inner life of one suburban woman. With vertiginous energy and a deadpan eye, the narrator...