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Martin Dressler
Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser
by Steven Millhauser

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New York, NY: Crown Publishers (1997)

First Edition. Uncorrected Proof.

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The author of Voices in the Night reveals the mesmerizing journey of an American dreamer as he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry.

“This wonderful, wonder-full book is a fable and phantasmagoria of the sources of our century.” —The New York Times Book Review

Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store. In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder, a sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.

STEVEN MILLHAUSER is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the novel Martin Dressler, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1997, and We Others: New and Selected Stories, winner of The Story Prize in 2011 and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. His work has been translated into eighteen languages, and his story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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