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THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES & OBSERVATIONS OF PETER LEROY

A Voluminous Fiction

by

ERIC KRAFT

 

The Babbington Press has begun reissuing the Personal History in hardcover, paperback, and ePub.

 


“Perhaps the most ambitious and rewarding literary enterprise of our time. . . . Even when you find yourself laughing aloud, it would be a mistake to take Eric Kraft lightly.”

Andrew Ervin, The San Francisco Chronicle


 

The Personal History seems to be the memoirs and collected works of Peter Leroy, who tells an alternative version of his life story; explores the effect of imagination on perception, memory, hope, and fear; holds a fun-house mirror to scenes of life in the United States; ruminates upon human consciousness; and prods and probes the painful world of time and place in search of the niches where hilarity hides.

 


“Kraft’s imagination, like Leroy’s, is endlessly fertile, not merely in its creations but in its connections, as well, so that each apparently innocent anecdote chimes with Kraft’s broader theme of the imagined life, of its thrilling, enhancing, and ultimately dangerous connection to the real.”

Claire Messud, Newsday


 

We will release the ten previously-published volumes at intervals throughout 2018 and 2019.

 


“Eric Kraft has spent his writing career creating a series of comic masterpieces . . . and am I ever glad he did. . . . The books can be read in any order, but be warned: Once you start the series, you won’t want to read anything else until you finish them all.”

Nancy Pearl, Book Lust


 

Available Now

 

Herb ’n’ Lorna

(A Love Story)


Herb 'n' Lorna Cover

 

Little Follies

(A Novel in Nine Novellas)


Little Follies Cover

 

Albertine’s Overcoat

(A Novel)


Albertine's Overcoat Cover

 

Reservations Recommended

(A Novel)


Reservations Recommended Cover

 

Where Do You Stop?

(A Novel)


Where Do You Stop? Cover

 

What a Piece of Work I Am

(A Confabulation)


What a Piece of Work I Am Cover

 

 

Still to Come

 

At Home with the Glynns

Leaving Small’s Hotel

Inflating a Dog

Passionate Spectator

Flying

Persistence

 

Read an Introduction to the Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy (a pdf document).


Cover of the Introduction

 

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