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Stella Descending by Linn Ullmann
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Stella Descending by Linn Ullmann
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Jul 13, 2004 | ISBN 9781400030941

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Praise

“Exquisitely written. . . . As hallucinatory as August heat.” –The Washington Post

[Ullman]’s gift is for weaving the banal details of love, career and family with the mystic world of dreams and ghosts into one seamless fabric . . . The hypnotic allure of the story adds to the reader’s eagerness to return to Stella and share the enigma of her final flight.” –The New York Times Book Review

“Weird and wonderful . . .Ullmann has effortlessly established a distinct literary voice.” –Elle

Magical in its imagery . . . Extraordinary.” –The Boston Globe

“Surrealistic . . . in the original 1920s sense: as a work of art that blurs the borders between mundane reality and the reality of fantasies and dreams. . . Where Ullmann differs is in her humor . . . her snappy prose and cheeky attitude.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Exquisite. . . . The atmosphere and taut pacing make this an icily swift read, one whose chill lingers longer than a Scandinavian winter.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Ullmann has a knack for uncovering rich, off-beat details that lend this disturbing story a breath of black humor.” –The Miami Herald

“Quirky . . . compelling. . . . the lyrical introspections of Ullmann’s characters make us feel that our failures don’t really matter; what counts is that we keep on trying.” –St. Petersburg Times

“Haunting, elegiac . . . deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Wonderfully strange . . . . Ullmann pairs her native Scandinavian starkness with playful prose . . . to peculiar, pleasing effect. . . . Once one enters Ullmann’s hypnotic world, the reward is an emotionally rich and layered story about the elusiveness of truth.” —Publishers Weekly

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