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This is an auction for THE MINERAL PALACE by Heidi Julavits.

"Heidi Julavit's novel is as marvelous as we've seen in a long time. A beautiful, sinister novel."
- Esquire

"The Mineral Palace is a marvelous debut novel: harrowing, poetic and tragic enough to satisfy both Faulkner and Oprah."
- Newsweek

"In this richly atmospheric novel, Julavits transposes a Faulknerian gothic to a parched Rocky Mountain setting."
- The New Yorker

"Julavits, a caring writer with a sensitive voice who uses language very skillfully, has fashioned a stark, dark tale of depression, loss, topsy-turvy maternalism, and the death of dreams. When Bena Jonssen, her doctor husband, and infant son relocate to Pueblo, CO, during the Depression years, they see the move as a new beginning. However, Bena has had little experience with dust storms, desolate surroundings, poverty, and rejection. She needs to find out what's wrong with her marriage and why her baby seems different. She also needs to come to an understanding about her brother's death by drowning. Slowly, Bena begins to realize that ordinary people may make strange decisions during times of unusual circumstances. Some readers may find the physical, emotional, and psychological suffering in this novel too overwhelming. The writing, however, is superb."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2000.

326 pages.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.50.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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