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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1555975593
ISBN-13: 9781555975593
Sku: 212424568
Publish Date: 4/27/2010
Pages:  229
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In this contemporary novel about memory, guilt, power, and violence, a returning resident in a small upstate New York town sets out to explore a forbidding and almost impenetrable forest--lifeless, it seems, but for a bewitching white deer--that is the site of an 18th-century Indian massacre.
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Castle tells a terrific story, dire and confusing and convincing.” —Scott Bradfield, The New York Times Book Review||Eric Loesch, a private man with a shadowy past, returns to his hometown in rural New York, where he purchases a dilapidated house that he begins to renovate with steely determination. The adjacent woods on his property seem to beckon him, and he soon discovers a Gothic castle at the center of his land that he appears not to own. Loesch looks for an explanation, and the reader is drawn into a “terrifying and psychologically complex mystery signaling an important American writer in full command of his powers.”*
A brilliant chronicle of American's individual and collective wounds, J. Robert Lennon's fifth novel (or sixth, including his serialized novel HAPPYLAND that appeared in Harper's Magazine) follows a taciturn and troubled man, Eric Loesch, who buys a dilapidated farm on 612 acres of forest land in upstate New York. Determined to ignore his family and the local townspeople--who all know more than the reader does about Loesch's unseemly past--Loesch becomes obsessed with a tiny plot of land at the center of his property that is not included in his deed, an obsession that leads him to face his unsettling psyche--and the grim history of the country as a whole. A psychodrama, a chilling mystery, and a profound exploration of America's unpleasant heritage, CASTLE is a novel that plants its barbs deep in the reader's heart and mind.


"CASTLE blends a gothic sense of the uncanny with the more modern sophistication of the psychological thriller. Lennon displays an expert ability to fracture his narrator's iron resolve with a steady series of disquieting revelations." - Laura Stokes 04/01/2009

"CASTLE tells a terrific story, dire and confusing and convincing." - Scott Bradfield 05/24/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0229
Product attributePublisher:   Graywolf Press
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