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THOMAS PYNCHON: "An adventure of dreamlike momentum and romantic intensity, brought alive by a storyteller with uncanny access to the Victorians, not only to the closely-woven texture of their days but also to the dangerous nocturnal fires being attended to in their hearts." JOHN BANVILLE: "The Glass Ocean is that rarest of things, a historical novel, or at least a novel set in history, that is also a work of art. Lori Baker is a captivating story-teller, and her prose has the flash and fire of molten glass." "I write in retrospect, from the vantage of a distant shore." Flame-haired, six-foot-two in stocking feet, eighteen-year-old Carlotta Dell’oro recounts the lives of her parents—solitary glassmaker Leopoldo Dell’oro and beautiful, unreachable Clotilde Girard—and discovers in their loves and losses, their omissions and obsessions, thecircumstances of her abandonment and the weight of her inheritance.

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Lori Baker

Lori Baker's books include a novel, The Glass Ocean, and three short story collections, Crash & Tell: Stories, Crazy Water: Six Fictions, and Scraps. She has taught writing at Brown University, Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and Boston College. She lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

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