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John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood — not found on any map — to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

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"Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving." Washington Post Book World

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"The kind of book around which cults are formed, and rightly so. There's magic here." Los Angeles Herald Examiner

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"A gorgeously written picararesque family saga...[A]rguably Crowley's masterpiece. When 'you'll love this' isn't enough, I have proceeded to claim (as I'm claiming here) that Little, Big is an important American novel that bears comparison to such works as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Nabokov's Ada." James Hynes, Boston Review

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"Little, Big seems to me as miraculous as Shakespeare or Lewis Carroll: it is as if the book had always been there...as though John Crowley found it, and brought it home with him and to us." Harold Bloom

About the Author

John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection, Novelties & Souvenirs.

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jambyfool, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by jambyfool)
Sui generis. A masterpiece. Indescribably beautiful. What more can one say?
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NC Weil, July 21, 2011 (view all comments by NC Weil)
"Fairy tales are for children." Except in the world of Daily Alice and John Drinkwater, of a house with 5 fronts, a changeling, and relatives who give a nod to Oberon and Titania. The orrery turns in concert with the planets wheeling overhead, and fates smile favour on city refugee and Grandfather Trout alike.
If a life not chained to logic and likelihood has any appeal, you ought to wander in Crowley's wonderland. Without breathtaking feats of sleight-of-hand, Little, Big touches your longing for a world where magic is your Sancho Panza.
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Charlotte, November 13, 2006 (view all comments by Charlotte)
This is truly a magical book. When I first began reading it. I did not like or understand it and became bored. However, because it was a recommendation of one of my favorite authors, Jacqueline Carey, I felt I really needed to read on. If a book does not get my attention by the 3rd or 4th chapter, my usual pattern is to stop reading it and move on to something better - this time I went on reading. So very glad I did - Smokey Barnable and friends will take you, the reader on a very magical and mysterious-and personal- journey. The story weaves in and out of worlds upon worlds and times upon times always taking the reader on a mysterious and complex adventure. Highly recommended to all of you fantasy lovers out there that like to mix magic with reality-and decide for yourself which is which.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061120053
Author:
Crowley, John
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
by John Crowley
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.923077 in 20.4 oz

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Product details 576 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780061120053 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving."
"Review" by , "The kind of book around which cults are formed, and rightly so. There's magic here."
"Review" by , "A gorgeously written picararesque family saga...[A]rguably Crowley's masterpiece. When 'you'll love this' isn't enough, I have proceeded to claim (as I'm claiming here) that Little, Big is an important American novel that bears comparison to such works as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Nabokov's Ada."
"Review" by , "Little, Big seems to me as miraculous as Shakespeare or Lewis Carroll: it is as if the book had always been there...as though John Crowley found it, and brought it home with him and to us."
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