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Follia Patrick McGrath

Follia

Patrick McGrath

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252 pages
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The New Yorker review praised Patrick McGraths ornate, deadpan style . . . distinguished by its unusual seriousness, its lack of camp, and described Asylum as a layered, implicating book, whose terrors and malignities arent quite the ones weMoreThe New Yorker review praised Patrick McGraths ornate, deadpan style . . . distinguished by its unusual seriousness, its lack of camp, and described Asylum as a layered, implicating book, whose terrors and malignities arent quite the ones we expect, and are a matter of mood and viewpoint as well as of plot. McGraths fourth novel (his other three are also highly recommended) features a subtly deceptive narrator whose confident, musical voice seduces you--a voice that mirrors, in its meter, emotions ranging from lyrically obsessed, to meticulously fond, to cautious and stiff with horror. And the imagery is unforgettable: the grim architecture of the asylum- a ravaged human head with empty eye sockets- a drowning in a pool on a barren heath.