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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

"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

"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