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The Carp Castle: A Novel MacDonald Harris

The Carp Castle: A Novel

MacDonald Harris

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ISBN : 9781468306941
Hardcover
304 pages
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A sly, sexy, and profoundly haunting work, The Carp Castle is the story of a disparate group of strangers adrift and confused in the decade after the First World War. These haunted men and broken women find themselves bound together by an ineffableMoreA sly, sexy, and profoundly haunting work, The Carp Castle is the story of a disparate group of strangers adrift and confused in the decade after the First World War. These haunted men and broken women find themselves bound together by an ineffable force: the seductive spell cast by a mysterious woman named Moira--one part mystic, one part cult leader, one part prophet.The Carp Castle introduces us to these misfits--to the unemployed American metaphysician, the perpetually ill English nurse, the guilt-ridden German captain, and a handful of others--as they board an airship called The League of Nations, which will, perhaps, deliver them to the promised land.Exuberantly written and rich with historical ironies, The Carp Castle is a remarkable final statement from MacDonald Harris, praised by the Chicago Tribune as a gifted craftsman, a meticulous writer whose powers as a storyteller are as compelling as the sexual tensions he imagines.Praise for the work of MacDonald Harris:A delight . . . Harris’s sympathy for such a range of characters in their crazinesses, their various kinds of loneliness, their sheer comedy is wonderful. I think [The Carp Castle is] one of his very best. --Philip PullmanEvery so often, one discovers a novel that simply stays with you, that haunts your imagination for days after its closed and put back on the shelf. The Balloonist is that kind of book. --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post