Madeleine Is Sleeping (Paperback)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, 9780156032278, 259pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
Madeleine Is Sleeping received jubilant critical acclaim and was honored with a National Book Award nomination. Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, this "dream of a book" (Michael Cunningham) is an adventure in the discovery of art, sexuality, community, and the self.
Praise For Madeleine Is Sleeping…
PRAISE FOR MADELEINE IS SLEEPING
"Bynum's lush, poetic imagery is full of vivid, sensuous details one can almost smell, taste, and feel . . . Achingly human and poignantly telling."--The Boston Globe
"Hypnotic . . . A small, enchanting novel that appeals to the naughty, insolent child in each of us."--USA Today
"Bynum''s voice is vivid, her use of language incisive and surprising."
"A luminous debut novel..powerful and hauntingly elusive"
"Like a dream, this novel fills the mind with tantalizing ambiguity, haunting images, and innocent longings that are slow to fade."
"Extravagantly imagined...a fantasy influenced by writers from Ludwig Bemelmans to Angela Carter"
"Bynum''s boldly original first novel is an allegory of adolescence...every page offers something original."
"A magical tale"
"Masterful...a voice at once sensuous and humorous, mellifluous and matter-of-fact"