The Furies Reviews
"If the story is one that at first blush sounds familiar and even predictable, Eberstadt's no-mercy approach is unique and harrowing." - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review.Eberstadt's mythic and piercing tragedy belongs beside the work of Franzen, Chabon, even DeLillo." - Booklist
"Unsparing...In a densely allusive, insistently metaphoric prose style, Eberstadt brilliantly employs a form of hectoring direct address to both her protagonists...[The] plot gains great depth from two exhaustively penetrating characterizations and from Ebersadt's virtual genius for ironically precise summary statement." - Kirkus Reviews
"Eberstadt's skills bring to mind the early A. S. Byatt (the darting, foxlike intelligence; the searing judgments), and her dissection of class differences has a physical urgency that lifts her characters above their schematic limitations. With psychological precision, she keeps her gazeand ourssteady, as the lovers, through a combination of will and carelessness, tear themselves apart." - The New Yorker
"The novel's prose - taut, fresh and vividly descriptive - can be a positive delight. Like Tom Wolfe, Eberstadt is a precise and witty observer of life in Manhattan." - New York Times Book Review
"Fernanda Eberstadt is blessed with more gifts than any one writer should be. She saturates her novels with wantonly vivid imagery, creates characters more thoroughly realized than most people you know ...If you happen to be familiar with her chosen settings, whether hardscrabble New Hampshire or pampered New York, reconsidering them through her eyes can be a revelation." - The Washington Post
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