WONDERLAND

Stacey D'Erasmo

Anna Brundage is a rock star. She was an overnight indie sensation, but lost her fame just as fast as she found it. Now forty-four, she pours everything into a comeback, selling her famous father’s art to finance an album and a European tour. A riveting look at the life of a musician and the moving story of a woman’s unconventional path, Wonderland is a glimpse of how it feels when a wish just might come true.

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Anna Brundage is a rock star. She was an overnight indie sensation, but lost her fame just as fast as she found it. Now forty-four, she pours everything into a comeback, selling her famous father’s art to finance an album and a European tour. A riveting look at the life of a musician and the moving story of a woman’s unconventional path, Wonderland is a glimpse of how it feels when a wish just might come true.

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  • Mariner Books
  • Paperback
  • May 2015
  • 256 Pages
  • 9780544483897

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About Stacey D'Erasmo

Stacey D'Erasmo is a recipient of Guggenheim and Stegner Fellowships, the author of three previous novels and a book of nonfiction, The Art of Intimacy. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times (Magazine and Book Review), Bookforum, and Ploughshares, among others. She teaches in Columbia University's MFA program.

Praise

Stacey D’Erasmo’s exquisite Wonderland . . . succeeds, not through bombast but with beautifully measured, understated writing and meticulous characterization . . . Wonderland’s narrator, Anna Brundage, is so beautifully realized that I wanted to download her music on iTunes . . . a striking evocation of the artist’s quest.” — Elizabeth Hand, Los Angeles Times

Briskly addictive . . . Some sentences dance like wind chimes in a hurricane; others evanesce . . . D’Erasmo expertly conjures the seductive uncharted space that lures the sculptor, the musician.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

“Heartbreakingly intense . . . [a] dramatically satisfying, philosophically complex novel.” — San Francisco Chronicle

A spellbinding look into the protagonist’s being . . . meticulously crafted . . . Days and shows pass, but within this routine, a transformation slowly creeps into the narrative: that of commitment, and, perhaps, hope for the future.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review