Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375706967, 144pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2000
With each new book, Steven Millhauser radically stretches not only the limits of fiction but also of his seemingly limitless abilities. Enchanted Night is a remarkable piece of fiction, a compact tale of loneliness and desire that is as hypnotic and rich as the language Millhauser uses to weave it.
"Moonlit, entrancing. . . . [Millhauser is] master of a prose that doesn't merely aspire to the condition of music but actually achieves it." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World
"Writing in tableaux as concise as magic spells . . . Millhauser is at his poetic best." --Los Angeles Times
"Lovely . . . a mini-opera. . . . the collective dramas that make up [Enchanted Night] are strikingly aural, visual and emblematic. . . . [Millhauser's] prose remains consistently sensual and rhythmic, alive with color." --Newsday
"Enchanted Night feels teeming, complete and note perfect." --Chicago Tribune