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The Deadwood Beetle--Kindle Edition
The Deadwood Beetle--Kindle Edition
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Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2001 by the Christian Science Monitor, THE DEADWOOD BEETLE is an emotionally charged story of love and redemption that carries readers from the dark days of World War II to modern-day New York City and traces the wrenching life of Dr. Tristan Martens, an entomologist who is forced to emerge from the cocoon of his specialized research to confront the terrible secrets of his family’s Nazi past. “An exploration of one man’s life that is done in a way that captures both heartbreak and hope, wrapped in careful language that is crystalline in its clarity.” The Denver Post “Mysterious, minutely observed . . . A thoughtful testament to the dangers of misinterpretation." The San Francisco Chronicle “Elegantly imagined . . . an original, finely tuned novel.” The Miami Herald “A compelling read from start to finish . . . The...
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Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2001 by the Christian Science Monitor, THE DEADWOOD BEETLE is an emotionally charged story of love and redemption that carries readers from the dark days of World War II to modern-day New York City and traces the wrenching life of Dr. Tristan Martens, an entomologist who is forced to emerge from the cocoon of his specialized research to confront the terrible secrets of his family’s Nazi past.

“An exploration of one man’s life that is done in a way that captures both heartbreak and hope, wrapped in careful language that is crystalline in its clarity.” The Denver Post

“Mysterious, minutely observed . . . A thoughtful testament to the dangers of misinterpretation." The San Francisco Chronicle

“Elegantly imagined . . . an original, finely tuned novel.” The Miami Herald

“A compelling read from start to finish . . . The prose shimmers.” The Bloomsbury Review

“Elegant and ambitious . . . Explores the damages of hearts left untended and secrets left untold . . . A big achievement." The Austin American Statesman

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About Mylene

Mylene Dressler is the author of three novels, "The Medusa Tree," "The Deadwood Beetle," and "The Floodmakers," and the novella "The Wedding of Anna F.", as well as essays and lyrical nonfiction (The Kenyon Review, Creative NonFiction, and others). She teaches creative...

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Published Reviews

Jul.08.2013

Mylène Dressler's second novel is permeated by guilt and memory. Tristan Martens, an aging Dutch professor of entomology at a New York university, is wandering through an antique shop when he's confronted...