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Enchanted Night (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Publisher Comments:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town over one incredible summer night. The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and simply leave notes reading "We Are Your Daughters," a young woman who meets a phantom lover on the tree swing in her back yard, a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window, and all the dolls "no longer believed in," left abandoned in the attic, who magically come to life.

With each new book, Steven Millhauser radically stretches not only the limits of fiction but also of his seemingly limitless abilities. Enchanted Night is a remarkable piece of fiction, a compact tale of loneliness and desire that is as hypnotic and rich as the language Millhauser uses to weave it.

Review:

"Moonlit, entrancing....[Millhauser is a] master of a prose that doesn't merely aspire to the condition of music but actually achieves it." Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Writing in tableaux as concise as magic spells...Millhauser is at his poetic best." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Lovely...a mini-opera...the collective dramas that make up Enchanted Night are strikingly aural, visual and emblematic...[Millhauser's] prose remains consistently sensual and rhythmic, alive with color." Newsday

Review:

"Enchanted Night feels teeming, complete and note perfect." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"A compact, deftly constructed novella....Millhauser is a stylist and visionary whose fiction dances on the very edge of preciosity without ever falling into it. He's also that greater rarity in American fiction: the writer who keeps getting better and better." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[R]endered in precise yet playful poetic prose, Millhauser's bewitching and heartlifting tale achieves a Midsummer's Night Dream-like ambiance..." Booklist

Review:

"Millhauser's new novella may seem slight, but it has a resonance and fairy tale allure that belie its slim page count....[An] elegant, penetrating tale." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town on one magical summer night. The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and leave notes, a dreamlike lover on a backyard swing, and a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window.

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Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town over one incredible summer night. The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and simply leave notes reading "We Are Your Daughters," a young woman who meets a phantom lover on the tree swing in her back yard, a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window, and all the dolls "no longer believed in," left abandoned in the attic, who magically come to life.

With each new book, Steven Millhauser radically stretches not only the limits of fiction but also of his seemingly limitless abilities. Enchanted Night is a remarkable piece of fiction, a compact tale of loneliness and desire that is as hypnotic and rich as the language Millhauser uses to weave it.

About the Author

Steven Millhauser lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375706967
Author:
Millhauser, Steven
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Moon
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction/Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.33 in 0.3 lb

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Product details 144 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375706967 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Moonlit, entrancing....[Millhauser is a] master of a prose that doesn't merely aspire to the condition of music but actually achieves it."
"Review" by , "Writing in tableaux as concise as magic spells...Millhauser is at his poetic best."
"Review" by , "Lovely...a mini-opera...the collective dramas that make up Enchanted Night are strikingly aural, visual and emblematic...[Millhauser's] prose remains consistently sensual and rhythmic, alive with color."
"Review" by , "Enchanted Night feels teeming, complete and note perfect."
"Review" by , "A compact, deftly constructed novella....Millhauser is a stylist and visionary whose fiction dances on the very edge of preciosity without ever falling into it. He's also that greater rarity in American fiction: the writer who keeps getting better and better."
"Review" by , "[R]endered in precise yet playful poetic prose, Millhauser's bewitching and heartlifting tale achieves a Midsummer's Night Dream-like ambiance..."
"Review" by , "Millhauser's new novella may seem slight, but it has a resonance and fairy tale allure that belie its slim page count....[An] elegant, penetrating tale."
"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town on one magical summer night. The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and leave notes, a dreamlike lover on a backyard swing, and a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window.
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town over one incredible summer night. The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and simply leave notes reading "We Are Your Daughters," a young woman who meets a phantom lover on the tree swing in her back yard, a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window, and all the dolls "no longer believed in," left abandoned in the attic, who magically come to life.

With each new book, Steven Millhauser radically stretches not only the limits of fiction but also of his seemingly limitless abilities. Enchanted Night is a remarkable piece of fiction, a compact tale of loneliness and desire that is as hypnotic and rich as the language Millhauser uses to weave it.

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