The Hunters: Two Short Novels

Paperback | May 18, 2007

byClaire Messud

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Two exquisite short novels, acclaimed for their subtlety, their insight and their dazzling prose.Claire Messud's two exquisite short novels, acclaimed for their subtlety, their insight and their dazzling prose, are destined to become masterpieces of twenty-first-century literature. 'Claire Messud's two brilliant novellas are exquisitely positioned: poised, subtle and perfect, they communicate with each other across expanses of silence like works of art. It is almost startling to encounter writing of this quality . . . This is masterly prose ? modest, authentic, compassionate, interested and majestically complete . . . These two small masterpieces reflect and complement one another so as to form something larger, a work of tremendous scope and significance. I can think of few writers capable of such thrilling seriousness expressed with so lavish a gift' Evening Standard 'Messud proves to be as much an accomplished storyteller as an immaculate stylist . . . She is a mistress of parenthesis, the telling aside, the unspoken . . . With the short novel, Claire Messud, like Alice Munro, has found her ideal form' Daily Telegraph Two short novels of remarkable power and artistry that outweigh works twice or thrice their size . . . They achieve their aim quite beautifully' Financial Times 'Messud is an expert storyteller. Her style is precise and illuminating, transforming the mundane into the unusual . . . dazzling' Observer

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Two exquisite short novels, acclaimed for their subtlety, their insight and their dazzling prose.Claire Messud's two exquisite short novels, acclaimed for their subtlety, their insight and their dazzling prose, are destined to become masterpieces of twenty-first-century literature. 'Claire Messud's two brilliant novellas are exquisitel...

Claire Messud was born in the United States in 1966. She was educated at Yale and Cambridge. She is the author of When The World Was Steady , which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Hunters and The Last Life, which won the Encore Prize.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.73 × 5.22 × 0.51 inPublished:May 18, 2007Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0330488155

ISBN - 13:9780330488150

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