The Giant's House: A Romance

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Dial Press
Publish Date
October 30, 2007
Pages
259
Dimensions
5.02 X 0.6 X 8.5 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385340892
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About the Author

Elizabeth McCracken is the recipient of the Harold Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Winship Award. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, and Michener foundation, the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was also honored as one of Granta's 20 Best Writers Under 40.

Reviews

"McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow. The blend is reminiscent of such late-20th-century treasures as The Accidental Tourist, The World According to Garp, or A Confederacy of Dunces."--Denver Post

"Remarkable . . . McCracken has wit and subtlety to burn, as well as an uncanny ability to tap into the sadness that runs through the center of her characters' worlds. This book is so lovely that, when you're reading, you'll want to sleep with it under your pillow."--Salon

A true marvel . . . thoroughly enjoyable from its unlikely beginning to its bittersweet end. . . McCracken knows all kinds of subtle, enticing secrets of the heart and conveys them in silky, transparent language."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Lovely . . . a tribute to the quiet passion of people trapped in isolation."--Los Angeles Times

"Fascinating . . . The reader finds herself entangled, body and soul, in this tender and endlessly strange novel, which is in all senses a hymn to human growth gone haywire and to a love so big it can't hold its own magnificent limbs upright."--Elle

"Such is the incantatory power of McCracken's eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor. . . . McCracken is as original a writer as they come. . . . I fell in love."--Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker

"McCracken is a true romantic, not the sloppy, gushy kind who lie to themselves, but the robust, ferocious romantic who sees reality with all its chinks, twitches, and zits, and finds it beautiful."--Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

"Highly recommended . . . eloquent and hauntingly beautiful . . . This is a terrific novel, and McCracken is definitely a writer to watch."--Library Journal