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Critical Praise

"An intriguing novel that raises issues of truth-telling, domestic deception and metafictional subterfuge."


"…it reads with the urgency of a thriller, a particularly clear and beautifully written thriller… A Week in October maintains a rising suspense right up to the final page."

Orlando Sentinel

"…there's a recognizable truth to A Week in October. It's a slender and engaging novel, and it brushes up against some intriguing ethical and literary ideas."

The Lancet

"Intense and engrossing....digs into the slippery, treacherous nature of love, deception, truth, guilt and loyalty."

Publishers Weekly

"Subercaseaux’s slim, elegant novel deftly blends nuance and suspense."

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