* A unique literary event: the return of an important 'lost' writer for a new generation of readers, now joins the Virago Modern Classics
On their first publication, Isabel Bolton's novellas won high praise from such reviewers as Edmund Wilson and Diana Trilling (who in 1946 called her 'the most important new novelist in the English language to appear in years'). Highly poetic, evocative stories of city life, the characters in these novellas are mirrored by the complexities of New York itself. Out of print for many years, New York Mosaic, brings together the finest fiction from this unique and timeless writer.
To read Bolton's three novels in sequence is to relive the three major moments of the American half century - GORE VIDAL
She has cut to roundness and smoothed to convexity a little crystal of literary form - EDMUND WILSON
Rapturous ... a welcome revival - ANITA BROOKNER, SPECTATOR
Exquisitely stylish - GUARDIAN