Castle by J. Robert Lennon
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Castle by J. Robert Lennon “Castle tells a terrific story, dire and confusing and convincing.” —Scott Bradfield, The New York Times Book Review

Eric Loesch, a private man with a shadowy past, returns to his hometown in rural New York, where he purchases a dilapidated house that he begins to renovate with steely determination. The adjacent woods on his property seem to beckon him, and he soon discovers a Gothic castle at the center of his land that he appears not to own. Loesch looks for an explanation, and the reader is drawn into a “terrifying and psychologically complex mystery signaling an important American writer in full command of his powers.”*

About J. Robert Lennon

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J. Robert Lennon is the author of seven novels, including Castle and Mailman, and a story collection, Pieces for the Left Hand. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Harper's Magazine, Playboy, and The New Yorker. He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell University.
Published August 31, 2010 by Graywolf Press. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Small New York towns are the setting for a novel and a collection of very short stories by J. Robert Lennon.

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Ethan Gilsdorf Los Angeles Times 2 of 5 Stars "Though Lennon's spare language fits [his protagonist], it doesn't serve the reader.

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California Literary Review

Robert Lennon’s Castle, asks that very question, and uses young protagonist Eric Loesch to find out the answer.

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Boston Review

For one thing, people in Gerrysburg seem to know more about Loesch than Loesch offers the reader: indeed, more than Loesch seems to know about himself.

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