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Critical Praise


"Startling and evocative… A novelist whose vocabulary sweats with a kind of lyrical heat."

——The New York Times

"A GLORIOUSLY PERFUMED NOVEL… SEXY, SMART, AND NARCOTIC… One of the most vigorous celebrations of the imagination, written by an artisan of uncommon talent."

——Los Angeles Times

"A LUSCIOUS AND FIERY REVERIE ON SEX, ART, AND THE MARQUIS DE SADE… Through her wit and magical language, Ducornet turns the chronicle of an inquisition into irresistible reading."

——Entertainment Weekly