Synopses & Reviews
Working on behalf of a cunning and mysterious couple, a woman embarks on a haunting search for a stranger (a child? somebody's lover? a ghost?) and undertakes a perplexing, dangerous, deeply layered, and apparently timeless journey originating on a secluded country estate and leading deep into the erotic center of a transient location in the city. explores a heartbreaking and nightmarish world of unrelenting excess, impossible convergences, undeniable urges, and inexorable loss.
"Emotionally thorough, dense but not crammed, and unnoisily original in the blood-beat and quiver of its prose. Unrue writes intricate, ribbony sentences that often reel themselves into the safeholds of eccentrically stacked, unindented paragraphs as lyrically loaded as Joseph Cornell boxes. It dispenses itself in slivery, pivotal declarations and gleaming summation. It's a novel cored to the climactics, the crucialities--and it's entirely a perfection." The Believer
"Quiet, masterful, and utterly intriguing." Bookslut
"A truly riveting novel." Midwest Book Review
A novel about a mysterious love triangle and the almost mythological power--and potentially lethal danger--of eros.
About the Author
Jane Unrue, born in Nevada, now lives in Boston and teaches at Harvard.