Daphne : A Novel

Daphne : A Novel

Description

Elegantly written and profoundly moving, this spellbinding debut affirms Boast's reputation as a "new young American voice for the ages" (Tom Franklin). Born with a rare (and real) condition in which she suffers degrees of paralysis when faced with intense emotion, Daphne has few close friends and even fewer lovers. Like her mythic namesake, even one touch can freeze her. But when Daphne meets shy, charming Ollie, her well-honed defenses falter, and she's faced with an impossible choice: cling to her pristine, manicured isolation or risk the recklessness of real intimacy. Set against the vivid backdrop of a San Francisco flush with money and pulsing with protest, Daphne is a gripping and tender modern fable that explores both self-determination and the perpetual fight between love and safety.

Praise for Will Boast:

"Remarkable."- Phillip Lopate

"[Boast] can really write."- Ann Beattie

"So essential, so alive, so immediate."- Jesmyn Ward


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Details

Author(s)
Will Boast
Format
Hardback | 288 pages
Dimensions
150 x 218 x 28mm | 390g
Publication date
05 Jun 2018
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Imprint
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1631493035
ISBN13
9781631493034
Bestsellers rank
1,803,660