The Keep

The castle was falling apart, but at 2 a.m. under a useless moon, Danny couldn’t see this. What he saw looked solid as hell: two round towers with an arch between them and across that arch was an iron gate that looked like it hadn’t moved in three hundred years or maybe ever….

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Reviews

ivillage: Stuff We Love
October, 2006

“When Halloween comes around this year, forgo the tired old horror movies and curl up with National Book Award nominee Jennifer Egan’s new novel The Keep…Part gothic romance, part ghost story, and peppered with Egan’s startling insights into the role of communication and loneliness in contemporary life, this is one brainy page-turner that will have you leaving the lights on at night.”–Amy Shearn

The Atlantic Monthly
October, 2006
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“Egan’s third novel…is a strange, clever, and always compelling meditation on the relationship between the imagination and the captivities (psychological, metaphysical, and even physical) of modern life.”–Joseph O’Neill

The Boston Phoenix
September 26, 2006

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“At the heart of The Keep is a love story with so much pull, its bruises can be found on almost every page. Like an old spirit who refuses to go away, this is one fantasy that haunts long after its physical end.”–Sharon Steel

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Interviews

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 9, 2008
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Borough of Writers Q&A: Jennifer Egan

Poets and Writers (Cover Story) Sept/Oct 2006
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Powers of Perception: A Profile of Jennifer Egan/ After the success of Look at Me, her eerily prescient social satire of American life, what did Jennifer Egan turn to next? The gothic novel, of course. By Jessica George Firger

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