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Critical Praise

"Rich, acerbic, wise. . . . [Byatt] tackles nothing less than what it means to be human."


"With consummate skill and inventiveness, [Byatt] creates a large cast of characters who shine with intelligence and individuality."

——Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Byatt's detailed descriptions often take on the resonance of poetry."

——The Philadelphia Enquirer

"A bold, brainy eulogy to the late '60s…. Byatt's clashes between the intimate and the intellectual make for a raucous, lively work."

——Entertainment Weekly