Castle A Novel

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-27
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
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In this contemporary novel about memory, guilt, power, and violence, a returning resident in a small upstate New York town sets out to explore a forbidding and almost impenetrable forest--lifeless, it seems, but for a bewitching white deer--that is the site of an 18th-century Indian massacre.

Author Biography

J . ROBERT LENNON is the author of six novels and a story collection, Pieces for the Left Hand. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, and The New Yorker. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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“[This] slow-burning work turns into a quickly moving page turner, morphing into a brilliant, classical, psychological horror story that sticks to and gnaws at the bones. Comparisons to Jack London or Hemingway are obvious, but in Loesch, Lennon has invented his own dark-burning mythology.” —*JEFF BAKER, The Oregonian

“Lennon displays an expert ability to fracture his narrator’s iron resolve with a steady series of disquieting revelations.” —LAURA STOKES, Bookforum

“It’s only natural for novels to portray this chaotic moment in history, but few will tackle that task with the complexity and eeriness of [Castle] . . . [A] virtuoso performance.” —WILLIAM J. COBB, The Dallas Morning News

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