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Jonathan YardleyHere is proof positive that small can be beautiful. The Clothes They Stood Up In is, at 4 by 6 inches in hardcover, smaller than the average mass-market paperback; at 159 very loosely packed pages, it runs to 25,000 words at most. To call it a novella borders on exaggeration. Yet there is more to it—more wit, more complexity and ambiguity, more depth, more sheer pleasure and satisfaction—than there is to just about any new novel of whatever length that I have read since Saul Bellow's Ravelstein or Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay....You will read it in a couple of hours at most, but you will think about it for a long, long time.
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