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Dreams of Molly, by Jonathan Baumbach

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Dreams of Molly, by Jonathan Baumbach


Dreams of Molly, by Jonathan Baumbach


Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Paperback: 154 pages
ISBN: 978-0-982797-53-2
Trim: 8.4 x 5.5


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A staple in the literary scene for over forty years, Baumbach's latest novel, Dreams of Molly, is a wonderful addition to his oeuvre. A love story as only Baumbach can write, it is filled with the longings and lingerings, sex and deprivation, humor and heartache as well as the New York nuances that have driven Baumbach's fiction from the start. As in past Baumbach novels, Dreams of Molly creates a life invented in dreams.


"A knock at the door of memory, and everything answers, all the more we didn't know we really did want to know. A beautiful book." —Joseph McElroy

"It's comic, almost zany in tone, with a plot that is suspenseful even as it resists interpretation; reading it feels a bit like watching a David Lynch film." —Hannah Gersen, New York Observer


"Jonathan Baumbach has been a hero of mine since I started writing. I was then, and remain today, avid for novelists who push the limits of the novel's form without sacrificing its traditional human juices. Baumbach is just such a writer." —Michael Cunningham

"Many of us who love contemporary fiction know that Jonathan Baumbach has been doing work of the first order for years..." —Russell Banks

"In all of Jonathan Baumbach's fiction, there is a wonderful balance of ease and authority, subtlety and surprise, wisdom and playfulness... He's one of my favorite writers." —Robert Coover