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“The Hair of Harold Roux is breathtakingly good. The pages are alive with all the gilded vitality of realism's silkiest champions (John Updike, John Cheever), but it also anticipates the novelist-within-a-novel artifice honed later by Philip Roth in his Zuckerman books. It's a joy and a thrill to read.” ―Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Writing must make its own way in the world, and often, the best stuff (and believe me, The Hair of Harold Roux is among the best stuff) falls to the side. Who can say what the culture notices, and why? But with the re-release of The Hair of Harold Roux, we have the opportunity for a bit of literary reclamation ... 36 years after it won the National Book Award and promptly disappeared.” ―LATimes.com
“[Why it works] has a lot to do with Williams' rigorous sense of interior examination, the minute-by-minute way he traces the existence of his middle-aged protagonist, a man beset equally by responsibility and the sense that time is no longer on his side. This is hardly an uncommon set of circumstances, but here it becomes the stuff of a minor epic drama... Williams constructs a novel that is as simple on the surface as it is nuanced and dense underneath.” ―David Ulin, Los Angeles Times
“A superb and engrossing achievement.” ―Joseph Heller
“The language flows from the purest vernacular to the elevations demanded by distilled perception. Our larges sympathies are roused, tormented, and consoled.” ―Washington Post Book World
“[This] novel is terrific: it is sweet, funny, and sexy... Williams is an accomplished magician.” ―Newsweek
“Williams proves once again he can do almost anything with words. This is literature.” ―Publishers Weekly--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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