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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Licorice

by Abby Frucht

‘spellbinding as a dream. . . . Ms. Frucht’s free-floating imagination and gentle, sensual voice have fashioned an enchanting novel.” –Bethami Probst, The New York Times Book Review

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 224
  • Publication Date February 01, 1993
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3350-2
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $10.95

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Praise

‘spellbinding as a dream. . . . Ms. Frucht’s free-floating imagination and gentle, sensual voice have fashioned an enchanting novel.” –Bethami Probst, The New York Times Book Review

Licorice, a novel by the remarkably talented Abby Frucht, is set in a Middle American college town, a familiar yet surrealistic suburb of the feminist imagination. . . . The author’s voice is crisp and intelligent, her imagination sensual and thoroughly original. This isn’t a novel that reminds you of anyone else’s.” –Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe

Licorice is as compelling as any whodunit. . . . Frucht has written remarkably here about married life and gorgeously about the indolent depths of summertime.” –Lisa Lynch, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“This is a difficult yet beautifully told story, reminiscent of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Ms. Frucht’s prose, often fragments of conversation and thought, is rich with symbolism, imagery and allusions.” –Diane Scharper, The Baltimore Sun

Licorice is moody, mysterious, and sensual, saturated with dread and longing. . . . A haunting and exotic work.

” –Booklist

“Frucht creates a gently erotic view of the human and natural worlds in this elegant, surreal second novel. . . . [She] is by turns playful and pensive, fanciful and realistic.” –Publishers Weekly