Little Follies: The Personal History, Adventure, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy (So Far)

Little Follies: The Personal History, Adventure, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy (So Far)

Little Follies The Personal History Adventure Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy So Far In as a college sopho Eric Kraft fell asleep in the library Among the books surrounding him he began to dreamof a nameless boy sitting on a dilapidated dock in the warm sun of a summer day p

  • Title: Little Follies: The Personal History, Adventure, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy (So Far)
  • Author: Eric Kraft
  • ISBN: 9780312119287
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1962, as a college sopho, Eric Kraft fell asleep in the library Among the books surrounding him, he began to dreamof a nameless boy, sitting on a dilapidated dock in the warm sun of a summer day, playing a game He was trying to bring the soles of his bare feet as close as he could to the surface of the water, without touching it.That boy became Peter Leroy, andIn 1962, as a college sopho, Eric Kraft fell asleep in the library Among the books surrounding him, he began to dreamof a nameless boy, sitting on a dilapidated dock in the warm sun of a summer day, playing a game He was trying to bring the soles of his bare feet as close as he could to the surface of the water, without touching it.That boy became Peter Leroy, and from Kraft s dream grew one of the most delightful, unusual projects in contemporary literature Funny, touching, witty, mythic, and profound, Kraft s novels, featuring Peter, his friends and family, and the seaside town of Babbington create an alternate reality a world in which we see ourselves, darkened and wavering, as reflected by deep water.Little Follies gathers nine Peter Leroy novellas into one volume the perfect introduction to an irresistible cycle of books by an author sometimes compared to Cheever, Proust, Twain, Borges, Russel Baker, and Garrison Keillor, but who is uniquely Eric Kraft.

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    I don't know why more people don't know and love Eric Kraft. This book is delightful and clever but also sincere. A fake memoir written by an untrustworthy narrator questions what it means to remember.

    I wrote two posts about Eric Kraft's books at my 2006 blog, Indicative of Nothing. Too long to reprint here. Sorry!

    Peter Leroy looks back on his suburban, late 1950s-era childhood with an odd, wonderfully readable and sort of endearingly dry, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, knowing that he is using his memories of actual events as only the flimsiest of scaffolds on which to build his stories, filled out with plenty of sawdust, his term for the fabrications of imagination that give more meaning to his experiences than they perhaps actually had. So, it is about the way imagination works on memory, the way adul [...]

    This is the first book in a very engrossing "long form fiction." This is not the best book of the series, but is still the place to start. Kraft really sneaks up on you,

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