Leaving Small's Hotel : For two decades, the novels of Eric Kraft have brought joy to a small but loyal readership. Now, in Leaving Small's Hotel, his reach has broadened: This is a story that will entrance everyone.
Small's Hotel is where Peter and his wife Albertine have spent their lives, hosting visitors while Peter quietly works on his memoirs. But as Peter nears fifty, guests grow harder to come by -- hardly come by at all, in fact -- and soon the future of the hotel, and of every gift Peter dreams of giving his wife, is in jeopardy. What he does to save his marriage (and perhaps his life) involves storytelling, friendship, childhood, memory, electronic contraptions, and great, unabiding love.
In his first hardcover for Picador, Eric Kraft has given us his warmest and most moving novel since Herb 'n' Lorna; An embraceable, human story, and the perfect introduction to one of our most gifted and inventive writers.