Peter Leroy


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LITTLE FOLLIES comprises nine novellas. The novellas are also available individually. See the column at right.

Cover image: Claude Monet, “The Harbor at Trouville” (1870, detail)

 


 

Little Follies

Peter Leroy explores one of his earliest memories, his mother’s tumble from her lawn chair; probes the root causes of his childhood pelecypodophobia (fear of bivalve mollusks, particularly clams); navigates the upper reaches of the Bolotomy River; builds a radio receiver and explores the farthest reaches of the galaxy; ponders the differences between dour foxes and happy clams; falls in love with the girl with the white fur muff; learns the pleasures of skating on ice and taking the long way home; becomes a fan of the Larry Peters Adventure series; and rises to the rank of Aluminum Commodore in the Young Tars.

“It generates its own reality, and it’s profoundly funny.
     David Chute, The Los Angeles Times

“I envy the lucky souls who are meeting Peter Leroy for the first time.”
     Armistead Maupin

“Tiny and enormous, full of mystery and wonder.”
     Robert Plunket, The New York Times Book Review

“Wonderfully touching and mythic.”
     John Stark Bellamy II, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Strikingly new.”
     Walter Kendrick, The Village Voice

“The writing is incredibly beautiful.”
     Lee Grove, Boston Magazine

“Wonderfully different from most literary efforts.”
     Mark Muro, The Boston Globe

“Mystery, tragedy, jealousy, love, wisdom, irony, wonder.”
     James Idema, Chicago Tribune

“An ingenious investigation of the way we build our myths.”
     Julie Salamon, The Wall Street Journal

“Clever, anecdotal, suspenseful, and funny.”
     Anna Shapiro, The New Yorker

“A triumph.”
     Robert Crampton, The Times (London)

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The Peronal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy

               
Copyright © 2008 by Eric Kraft. All rights reserved. Photograph by Eric Kraft.