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The protagonist of Siri Hustvedt's astonishing second novel is a heroine of the old style: tough, beautiful, and brave. Standing at the threshold of adulthood, she enters a new world of erotic adventure, profound but unexpected friendship, and inexplicable, frightening acts of madness. Lily's story is also the story of a small town--Webster, Minnesota--where people are brought together by a powerful sense of place, both geographical and spiritual. Here gossip, secrets, and storytelling are as essential to the bond among its people as the borders that enclose the town. The real secret at the heart of the book is the one that lies between reality and appearances, between waking life and dreams, at the place where imagination draws on its transforming powers in the face of death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312423391
ISBN-10: 031242339X
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt is the author of several novels, including The Blindfold and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, available from Picador. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Paul Auster.

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