A Wonderful Review of “Jenny Kidd!”

A Short Story America reader, Rick Hartwell, posted a very kind review of “Jenny Kidd” on Amazon:

“What a Trip! (5 stars)
Format:Paperback
Laury Egan’s novel Jenny Kidd is, just that, a real trip; for the eponymous central character: literally, artistically, metaphorically, and emotionally. By turns an artful depiction of Venice seen through an artist’s eyes, a well-crafted mystery of murder and art forgery, Jenny’s enticement into a world of old Venetian aristocracy, her growing sensual attraction to Caterina Barbon – evolving to a torrid, erotic involvement with her, then devolving to a twisted and sinister affaire macabre with Caterina and her Janus-faced brother Sebastiano – and finally the emotional arousal, disillusionment, and resurrection of Jenny’s individual personhood.

Egan’s prose is a natural extension of her poetic voice (see her collections: “Snow, Shadows, a Stranger” and “Beneath the Lion’s Paw”) and her elegantly-drawn characters in Jenny Kidd are natural extensions of the craft she exhibited first in her collection of short fiction, “Fog and Other Stories.”

I first encountered Laury Egan’s brilliance through one of her short stories. Its intricately-drawn characters, unique plot and deft use of language then steered me to her poetry. Her poetry is exquisite and I eagerly awaited the release of this, her first novel. I am not disappointed. It is not common for an author to be accomplished in multiple genre; however, Laury Egan’s abilities are not common and she is so accomplished. I can only hope, and you should too, that she is hard at work on her next literary success!”

http://www.amazon.com/Jenny-Kidd-Laury-Egan/dp/061568761X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355495230&sr=1-1&keywords=jenny+kidd

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About Laury A. Egan

The author of "The Outcast Oracle" (A Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2013"), "Fog and Other Stories," and a psychological suspense novel, "Jenny Kidd." Poetry: two full-length collections: "Snow, Shadows, a Stranger" and "Beneath the Lion's Paw;" and a chapbook, chapbook, "The Sea & Beyond" have been issued in limited editions. For many years, she worked as a senior designer and administrator for Princeton University Press and later as a freelancer for 20 publishers.
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