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Critical Praise

"Exquisite. . . . Olafsson delivers the story like our minds deliver memory-in stretches of calm, in flashes of intensity, with jagged edges of remorse, in self-protective remove. . . . We turn the pages because we are entranced by the pristine quality of the prose."

——Chicago Tribune

"Quietly moving. . . . An evocative tale of grief and hope."

——The New York Times Book Review

"Sublime. . . . Olafsson is a gifted dramatist."

——The Denver Post

"Memorable. . . . Olafsson is a master puppeteer, violently pulling the strings of memory, desire and fate, even as the words flow calmly and sensuously from his pen."

——Los Angeles Times Book Review