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Critical Praise

"A most impressive achievement."

——Peter Singer

"A timely, exquisitely written novel."


"An ideal subway read for smart working men and women."

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A unique book by an extraordinary writer: the great city illuminated from within."

——Shirley Hazzard

"I trust every word that comes from this supremely clear–eyed author."

——Les Murray

"American readers will feel themselves fortunate to make the acquaintance of a writer like Kate Jennings.

——Carol Shields, New York Times Book Review

"A powerful fable of personal tragedy and valiant survival: Kate Jennings's wit and intelligence ring true on every page.

——Maureen Howard

"One of those rare, subtle books that has more power because of it's understatement."

——Brookline Booksmith

"An elegantly slim volume...with objectivity, humor and refreshing irony."

——Times Literary Supplement (London)

"Powerful...darkly, disconcertingly comic...Jennings' disturbing and memorable novel builds quietly to its thought-provoking climax."

——London Sunday Times