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The Saskiad

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The Saskiad by Brian Hall
Paperback $17.00
Feb 23, 2021 | ISBN 9780143136262

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Praise for The Saskiad:

“A continual delight . . . exhilarating ambition and inventiveness, an American book of wonders.” The New York Times Book Review

“Beautiful . . . Saskia speaks in a pastiche of received languages, most of them—like the shards of the Odyssey that crop up everywhere—grandiose, stilted, and unexpectedly lovely.”The New Yorker

“Some books open at the touch like an enchanted door. So it is with The Saskiad, [an] inspired coming-of-age story.” The Washington Post 

“Richly imagined . . . lyrical and compelling.” The Los Angeles Times

“Spectacularly inventive . . . [The Saskiad] uses the legacy of one generation to examine the power of history and the lure of the myths that shape us all.” Glamour

The Saskiad manages, magically, to attain mythic grandeur while remaining entirely true to its contemporary premise, simultaneously an adventure and a psychological portrait, simultaneously vast and meticulously, beautifully detailed and observed. The key to this breathtaking balancing act is Hall’s passionate imagining of the inner life of his extraordinary protagonist; her coming-of-age is charted unsentimentally, with real insight, compassion and wit.” —Tony Kushner

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