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Critical Praise

"Primal sorcery and modern agony ... A voyage into the heart of darkness .... Montero confronts the modern Western way of knowing with an older more universal kind."

——The Los Angeles Times

"A work of enormous beauty, violence, and unsentimental grace.... Montero writes with fire and acid."

——Boston Globe

"A dazzling, original fugue on love and extinction."

——The New Yorker

"A resplendent piece of writing that brings throbbingly to life ... a world in which the magical and the occult flourish, and the gritty reality of ordinary life can also achieve a glorious sensuality."

——The New York Times Book Review