Synopses & Reviews
Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in and how it is to end.
"Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving." Washington Post Book World
"The kind of book around which cults are formed, and rightly so. There's magic here." Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"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
"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
About the Author
John Crowley lives in the hills above the Connecticut River in nothern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author ofDaemonomania; Love and Sleep; Ægypt; Little, Big; and, most recently, The Translator.