Death of the Black-Haired Girl

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Death of the Black-Haired Girl

By Robert Stone

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544227798, 281pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

Description
A "New York Times Book Review" Editors Choice
Fast-paced and] riveting . . . Stone is one of our transcendently great American novelists. Madison Smartt Bell
Brilliant. "Washington Post"
At an elite college in a once-decaying New England city, Steven Brookman has come to a decision. A brilliant but careless professor, he has determined that for the sake of his marriage, and his soul, he must end his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always late yet always incandescent. But Maud is a young woman whose passions are not easily curtailed, and their union will quickly yield tragic and far-reaching consequences.
"Death of the Black-Haired Girl" is an irresistible tale of infidelity, accountability, the allure of youth, the promise of absolution, and the notion that madness is everywhere, in plain sight.
At once unsparing and generous in its vision of humanity, by turns propulsive and poetic, Death of the Black-Haired Girl is wise, brave, and beautifully just. "Boston Globe"
Unsettling and tightly wrought and a worthy cautionary tale about capital-C consequences. "Entertainment Weekly"
A taut, forceful, lacerating novel, full of beautifully crafted language. "Los Angeles Review of Books.


About the Author
ROBERT STONE is the acclaimed author of seven novels and two story collections, including Dog Soldiers, winner of the National Book Award, and Bear and His Daughter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, "Prime Green, "was published in 2006.