A magical, funny, eloquent, unforgettable fantasy about a house filled with enchantment and the strange folk who inhabit it. Introduction by Graham Sleight.
John Crowley was born in 1942 and has worked in documentary films and TV since 1966. The Deep, his first SF novel, was published in 1975 and was followed by Beasts, Engine Summer and Great Work of Time. In his later work, LITTLE, BIG, Aegypt and Love and Sleep, he has moved into writing fantasy to great critical acclaim.
There are some people - and I'm one of them - for whom life consists only of passing the time between novels by John CrowleyA book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasyI think Crowley is so good that he has left everybody else in the dustAmbitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvellous magic-realist family chronicle - WASHINGTON POST