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A Novel
J. Robert Lennon
Eric Loesch, a private man with a shadowy past, returns to his hometown in rural New York where he purchases a dilapidated house that he begins to renovate with steely determination. The adjacent woods on his property seem to beckon him, and he soon discovers a gothic castle at the center of his land that he appears not to own. Loesch looks for an explanation, and the reader is drawn into a taut and mesmerizing story that reveals a great deal not just about one man's past, but about America's recent military misadventures. Castle is a "terrifying and psychologically complex mystery signaling an important American writer in full command of his powers."—Jeff Baker, The Oregonian


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"Castle tells a terrific story, dire and confusing and convincing."—Scott Bradfield, The New York Times Book Review


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J. Robert  Lennon
J. Robert Lennon is the author of eight novels, including Broken River, Familiar, Castle, and Mailman, and two story collections. His fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, Granta, Harper’s, Playboy, and the New Yorker. He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell University.
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  • “[Lennon] methodically baits readers with mystery and the macabre until the hook is set and then yanks it back with a vengeance. . . . Here, the surprising denouement packs a powerful and brutal punch.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “[J.Robert Lennon] is a young, imaginative, astoundingly prolific writer.”—Andrew Sean Greer, The Rumpus
  • “A brilliant, classical, psychological horror story that sticks to and gnaws at the bones.”—Oregonian
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