“The Necklace” and The Clasp

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All at once there is nothing funny, but something all too sad and true, in this highly comic, highly affecting novel. 

Over at the New York Times Sunday Book Review, author Julia Pierpont reviews Sloane Crosley’s first novel The Clasp, drawing comparisons to Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace.”


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →