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Man Walks Into a Room

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Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss
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Nov 11, 2003 | ISBN 9780385721912

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Praise

“Casually dazzling . . . thoroughly riveting. (A)” —Entertainment Weekly

“[M]ysterious and compelling. . . . Krauss brings to her work a poet’s gift for seizing upon small but potent details. . . . [A] novel that . . . is hard to forget.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

“By turns creepy, witty, austere, and vibey. . . . A major contribution to the art of collective obliviousness, a lonely meditation on the nature of memory and loss.” —Esquire

“[G]reat nuance and sophisticated prose that seduces you with its cadences. . . . You’ll savor the last page—and be hungry for future work from this talented author.” –The Washington Post Book World

“A provocative first novel. . .beautifully written, intellectually engaging. . .Krauss has a remarkable feel for what is ultimately unfathomable.”–Chicago Tribune

"[A] deft comedy of unfamiliarity… [A] lucid consideration of the metaphysics of mind-shuffling… Krauss celebrates the anything-but-simple art of human connection." –San Francisco Chronicle

“A meditative debut novel about the pleasures and dangers of forgetting. . .a chilling addition to the annals of amnesia lit." –The Village Voice

“A deeply philosophical novel, one that strikes upon the nagging paradoxes of modern life. . .With the character of Samson Greene, Nicole Krauss puts a human face on these concerns, and–in prose that shimmers with intelligence–tells us his potent and memorable story.” –The Sun-Sentinel

“Krauss’s work is both dreamy and precise, direct and mysterious, like a more austere Ellen Gilchrist or Ian McEwan.” –Bookforum

“Memory and the ramifications of losing it are explored with all the precision of a CAT scan. . . . Charges bravely into a tangle of difficult questions.” –San Diego Union-Tribune

“An evocative, finely written first novel that is a true work of fiction.” –A.M. Homes

“Unique. . . . Intriguing. . . . It is impossible to read this book without wondering what you would do in the same situation; that reason alone is enough to pick it up.” –The Denver Post

“Ambitious, cohesive, intelligent, precise and accomplished. . . . Remarkably fresh. . . . Everything in this novel works.” –The Raleigh News & Observer

“An incisive novel of self-invention.” –Details

“A sharp, impressive first novel that leaves one looking forward to her next outing.” –Santa Fe New Mexican

“Nicole Krauss, with this remarkably felt, sharp-witted debut novel, strides into the forecourt of American letters.” –Susan Sontag

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