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Critical Praise

"Disturbing and heartbreaking. . . . Illustrates how racial cruelty can be tightly wrapped in a shroud of scientific reason."

——San Francisco Chronicle

"Barbara Chase-Riboud should be praised for attempting such a difficult and important story. . . . She creates some horribly memorable scenes."

——The New York Times Book Review

"A bravura act of outrage and grace . . . written with shattering passion."

——The Boston Globe

"Sweeping, kaleidoscopic . . . A hauntingly compelling tale."

——Los Angeles Times