Constance by Patrick McGrath
Constance by Patrick McGrath, faculty, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.
“…the novel’s effects are oddly, cumulatively hypnotic. As a piece of monomaniacal writing, McGrath’s strange narrative never fails to grip and startle. But as a study of emotional and sexual anesthesia, of marital numbness, of the ways in which family obsession and love — or the lack of it — can wreak havoc on a person’s psychological and sexual development, it’s a tour de force…[an] unforgettable book.” —Julie Myerson, The New York Times Book Review