The Enchantment of Lily Dahlby Siri Hustvedt
At the heart of Webster, Minnesota, on Division Street, lies the shabby but hospitable Ideal Cafe, where young Lily Dahl works as a waitress and also lives above it. Lily's story is also the haunting story of a small town where people are brought together by a powerful sense of place both geographical and spiritual. 288 pp.
“Siri Hustvedt writes, literally, like a dream--a dream that's at once intensely romantic and disturbingly eerie. This dark, sexy, spooky novel is an indelibly memorable fiction. Read it and it will haunt you.” Salman Rushdie
“Highly original...a crystalline blend of innocence and sophistication, irony and candor.” Newsday
“The Enchantment of Lily Dahl has the power to pull readers firmly into its orbit and to keep them there.” The Village Voice
“She writes like a dream.” GQ
- Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
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- 5.88(w) x 8.59(h) x 1.11(d)
Meet the Author
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.
- New York, New York
- Date of Birth:
- February 19, 1955
- Place of Birth:
- Northfield, Minnesota
- B.A. in history, St. Olaf College; Ph.D. in English, Columbia University
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