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Little, Big

BSFA Award, 1983

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781473205475

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Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It’s filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets.

Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, comes to Edgewood, her family home, where he finds himself drawn into a world of magical strangeness.

Crowley’s work has a special alchemy – mixing the world we know with an imagined world which seems more true and real. Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD, LITTLE, BIG is eloquent, sensual, funny and unforgettable, a true Fantasy Masterwork.

Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL, 1982.

Reviews

Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvellous magic-realist family chronicle
Washington Post
This book is the closest thing to a fever dream or a psychedelic experience that I've ever found in terms of literature [. . .] bizarre beyond words, but beautiful beyond description
Tim Ferriss
A book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy
Ursula K. Le Guin
I think Crowley is so good that he has left everybody else in the dust
Peter Straub
There are some people - and I'm one of them - for whom life consists only of passing the time between novels by John Crowley
Michael Chabon