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I Review Jayne Anne Phillips’s “Quiet Dell”

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Jayne Anne Phillips’s poetic voice lends resonance to her stories of family life, which, as in her previous novel, Lark and Termite, often include horrible violence.

While Lark and Termite depicted the love between sister and brother juxtaposed against a massacre that took place in the Korean War, Phillips’s new novel, Quiet Dell, fictionalizes the actual murder of a family decades ago.

Click on the image below to read my review of Quiet Dell in the November 24, 2013, edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

You can buy Quiet Dell at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 24th, 2013 at 3:45 pm