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Critical Praise

"An elegant, idiosyncratic novel. . . . The voice Davis has given Marie Antoinette is by turns sage, mercurial, and ravishing."

——The New Yorker

"Elegant. . . . A rich and strange meditation on the silly little girl whose destiny was to be misunderstood by her people and by history."

——Katharine Weber, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Kathryn Davis has a poetic sensibility, a canny eye for detail, and a novelistic imagination that blows past history-book details and gets us into the dirt and grit of the past. . . . She gives us the imagined inside of events, the stuff of true art."

——David Guy, Washington Post Book World