"Not a nice story about nice girls, Lynne Tillman's Haunted Houses is the film noir version of growing up female. In uncompromising and fresh prose, Tillman tells the story of three very contemporary girls. Grace, Emily, and Jane collide with friends, family, and culture under dark and comic circumstances, presented in uncanny, disturbing, and sometimes shocking terms. In Haunted Houses, Tillman writes of the past within the present, and of the inescapability of private memory and public history."
"In Haunted Houses, Lynne Tillman chronicles the loneliness of childhood and incipient womanhood, the salvation of freindship, and the neurotic chain that binds perpetually needy daughters to their perpetually self-absorbed parents. She records even after event in the lives of three unrelated women who grew up in the late 50s and 60s in urban middle-class families. Her style is spare and compelling, the effect of clinical authenticity."--The New York Times Book Review
The cover is one of those edgy, matte, stylish ordeals that now adorns the cool paperbacks. It looks like a good book, but I have enough fiction to last me a lifetime and so little time. . .