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The Enchantment of Lily Dahl

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444719574

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Lily Dahl is a heroine of the old school: tough, beautiful and brave. A nineteen-year-old waitress and aspiring actress living in Webster, Minnesota, she becomes enchanted by an exotic outsider – an artist from New York. Drawn into a world of erotic adventure, she finds herself the target of mysterious acts of madness as she strains against the confines of small town life.

Reviews

Compelling...Webster's hot-house atmosphere and collection of oddballs and freaks are brilliantly evoked...She orchestrates suspense masterfully and her writing has a quality of stillness, of effortless deliberation, which is peculiarly suited to the sense of foreboding.
<i>Literary Review</i>
Full of humour, surprise and powerful images...Hustvedt's real triumph, though, is to take the ordinary and make it strange while showing how all strangeness is rooted in the ordinary.
<i>Observer</i>
Told with the gripping pace of a straightforward mystery tale...A natural born storyteller
<i>Independent</i>
A taut and convincing drama, as well as an intriguing metaphysical thriller
<i>Sunday Times</i>
Subtle, complex and engaging
<i>Financial Times</i>
Hustvedt's powerful theme of small-town mentality shows how intimacy and claustrophobia, secrets and skeletons, come out of the same closet...[an] exploration of the narrow line between imagination and reality while still managing to be a rip-roaring adventure story...beautifully written
<i>Scotsman</i>
A startlingly good novel, tautly written and very sexy.
<i>Marie Claire</i>