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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

STACEY D'ERASMO is a recipient of Guggenheim and Stegner Fellowships, the author of three previous novels and a book of nonfiction, The Art of Intimacy. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times (Magazine and Book Review), Bookforum, and Ploughshares, among others. She teaches in Columbia University's MFA program.


"Ingeniously conceived and believable... D'Erasmo is a gifted and skillful writer." --Lionel Shriver, The New York Times Book Review "Stacey D'Erasmo's exquisite Wonderland...succeeds, not through bombast but with beautifully measured, understated writing and meticulous characterization...Wonderland's narrator, Anna Brundage, is so beautifully realized that I wanted to download her music on iTunes... a striking evocation of the artist's quest" --Elizabeth Hand, Los Angeles Times "Briskly addictive. . . Some sentences dance like wind chimes in a hurricane; others evanesce. . . D'Erasmo expertly conjures the seductive uncharted space that lures the sculptor, the musician..." --O, The Oprah Magazine "An exceptionally well-written novel... I read Wonderland and saw that D'Erasmo wanted to write about what it means to devote your life to your art too, but she kept that the focus of the entire novel, and it makes for a razor-sharp, unsparing book. She captures both the joys and the terror, the grind and the exaltation." --Emily St.John Mandel, The Millions, "A Year in Reading" "Dreamy... [with] finely tuned prose... Given the book's sensual imagery and magnetic heroine, it's hard not to wonder what Anna would sound like--I pegged her as some combination of Björk, Florence and the Machine, and Janis Joplin." --Mother Jones "Her story reads like an unusually lucid travel journal...In Brundage, D'Erasmo has created a wry, questioning, sensual artist." --The New Yorker "heartbreakingly intense...[a] dramatically satisfying, philosophically complex novel." --San Francisco Chronicle "D'Erasmo's writing exhibits a life-and-death intimacy that grabs at us" --USA Today "[A] questing, questioning, melodic narrative...Sentence by sentence, Stacey D'Erasmo is a gorgeous writer...[with] a vibrant, idiosyncratic voice" --Minneapolis Star Tribune "the prose constantly achieves the magic trick of seeming both weightless and grounded...an evocative exploration of universal themes: the anxieties of middle age, the bittersweet freedom of the creative life, the burden of the legacy a daughter inherits from her father." --BookForum "A cool, dreamy read, by turns drug-fueled, anxious, touched by grief, blistering with the heat of survival instinct...delicious" --Black Heart Magazine "D'Erasmo gives us an inside look at a world most of us will never experience. As Anna strives for perfection in her music, you get the feeling she might just make it." --The Oklahoman "[WONDERLAND] delicately melts together a captivating story, artistic language and meaningful imagery." --NeuralPop "As Robert Mapplethorpe told Patti Smith, this one, Wonderland has the magic." --Washington Independent Review of Books "A must read for any up and coming artist to grizzled veteran." --Femmusic "[D'Erasmo] combines the delightful worlds of literature and music while bringing out the best in both mediums...a rich and exquisitely crafted novel." --LambdaLiterary "breakout" --Vogue "A spellbinding look into the protagonist's being... meticulously crafted ... Days and shows pass, but within this routine, a transformation slowly creeps into the narrative: that of commitment, and, perhaps, hope for the f --