The Enchantment of Lily Dahl

Novel by Siri Hustvedt


Siri Hustvedt, whose debut novel The Blindfold was showered with critical acclaim, returns with The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, the coming of age story of a voluptuous and vacuous aspiring actress who lives in a small town in Minnesota. In addition to the Marilyn Monroe-esque title character, Hustvedt provides a bevy of quirky characters including Lily's former high school pal Martin Petersen, who is assembling a collection of corpse photographs, and Edward Shapiro, the college professor and painter whom Lily quickly beds. On top of that, Hustvedt layers on a nice little murder mystery, which Lily investigates and solves.

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