The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold (Paperback)
F2c, 9781573661591, 117pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2011
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Praise For The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold…
"Each of Kate Bernheimer’s marvelous books is precious, strange, and impossible to anticipate—an oyster concealing a tiger’s eye or a child’s game of doll tea staged by Hieronymous Bosch. Like her sisters Merry and Ketzia, Lucy serves up a darkly delicious bottle of Drink Me.”—Rikki Ducornet, author of Gazelle
“With The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold, Kate Bernheimer brings to a close one of my favorite fictional projects of the last decade. Each slim volume of her trilogy is like one of those storybook houses that is much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, and within each house is a family, and within each family is a girl, and that girl just might be you. I love these books, every sharp, secret, entrancing page of them.—Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Brief History of the Dead
“It is Kate Bernheimer’s formidable act of sorcery to take the fairy tale—that most ancient of forms—and turn it into something so brand-new . . . there isn’t even a name yet for what she’s doing. Reading The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold, I felt part of myself restored to that condition of innocence I’d felt as a child, rapt, turning the pages, wondering what will happen next, reading a fairy tale. Of course, as Lucy herself proves and as Kate Bernheimer is harrowingly aware, the condition is impossible—there is no innocent magic.” —Kathryn Davis, author of The Walking Tour