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Little Fugue

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Little Fugue by Robert Anderson
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307431424

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Advance praise for Little Fugue

“Masterful . . . Anderson’s writing is electric. [A] hypnotic and provocative novel.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A beautiful and breathtaking book. From the seeds of Sylvia Plath’s haunted life, Robert Anderson has crafted a soulful, passionate, and profound novel–a deeply moving meditation on the chains of love and art and history that bind us all together.”
–DAN CHAON, author of You Remind Me of Me and Among the Missing

“Little Fugue finds the truth of Sylvia Plath where no biography has looked–deep in the character of her times and in the souls of those close to her, and most thrillingly in the heart of a young reader coping in the wild corridors of New York City as the legend’s life comes crashing down. Robert Anderson is an original, a new master with new tools: poignant wit, precarious structure, controlled obsession, mysterious clarity, a certain cynical warmth. He can tell a story, too, and this one–a love story without parallel–will lay you flat.” 
–BILL ROORBACH, author of Big Bend and The Smallest Color

“A singular book about a singular woman, and the way her life and death rippled through the lives of those around her. Anderson imagines us a Plath every bit as real, desperate, and turbulent as Michael Cunningham’s Virginia Woolf; and, if anything, Little Fugue digs even deeper than The Hours to unearth the poetic truth about the characters who inhabit it.”
–D.B. WEISS, author of Lucky Wander Boy

“A serious book rich with writing and imaginative power. In this book about love and desire, Anderson confronts the complexities that lie within his characters.”

“Little Fugue, with its brilliantly modest title, is a rare, enduring book of a generation. Below the beauty of language genius, the tale takes over, enforced by the hammered word, leaving us dazzled and terribly moved.”
–WILLIS BARNSTONE, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Life Watch and The Gnostic Bible

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