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The History of Love

 
 
 
 
The History of Love
Author: Nicole Krauss
ISBN 13: 9780393328622
ISBN 10: 393328627
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2006-05-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $15.95
 
 

The illuminating national bestseller: "Vertiginously exciting…vibrantly imagined….[Krauss is] a prodigious talent."—Janet Maslin, New York Times

The New York Times - Janet Maslin

There are also two kinds of writers given to the verbal tangents and cartwheels and curlicues that adorn Ms. Krauss's vertiginously exciting second novel: those whose pyrotechnics lead somewhere and those who are merely showing off. While there are times when Ms. Krauss's gamesmanship risks overpowering her larger purpose, her book's resolution pulls everything that precedes it into sharp focus. It has been headed for this moment of truth all along.