The Enchantment of Lily Dahl

Author(s): Siri Hustvedt

General Fiction

Lily Dahl, the young heroine of Siri Hustvedt's riveting novel, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, is a strong, beautiful and daring nineteen year old girl poised on the brink of womanhood. In the small town of Webster, Minnesota, Lily's life revolves around the Ideal Café. She lives above the café in a rented room and works there as a waitress. This is the stage Hustvedt sets for a bizarre cast of characters who frequent the café and populate Lily's life.

Weaving a fascinating spell of mystery and suspense, Hustvedt recounts the erotic adventures, unexpected friendships, and inexplicable acts of madness that usher Lily into womanhood. By skillfully mixing reality and dreams, fact and fiction, past and present, Hustvedt creates a powerful world not quite real, but altogether truthful.


Product Information

Siri Hustvedt's mesmerising second novel, 'startlingly good, tautly written and very sexy' Marie Claire.

Siri Hustvedt's first novel, THE BLINDFOLD, was published by Sceptre in 1993 and her second, THE ENCHANTMENT OF LILY DAHL, followed in 1997. Her third novel, WHAT I LOVED, was published in 2003 to great acclaim and has been an international bestseller. Her most recent novel, THE SORROWS OF AN AMERICAN, was published in 2008. She is also the author of Reading to You, a poetry collection, three collections of essays, Yonder, Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting, and A PLEA FOR EROS. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Paul Auster.

General Fields

  • : 9780340682364
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Sceptre
  • : June 1997
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Siri Hustvedt
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.5/4
  • : 288
  • : Modern fiction