The Wanting Reviews
"Lavigne's heartfelt examination offers what reportage never could: an intensely intimate and human depiction of the forces that unite and powerfully divide this region and its people." - Publishers Weekly
"In this exquisite novel of longing and loss, Lavigne has woven multiple stories of intersecting lives and conflicting desires. ... A beautiful meditation on love, and on all the ways in which stories are remembered and told." - Dalia Sofer, author of The Septembers of Shiraz
"Lavigne writes like an angel. And like a devil. Indeed, he writes so well that it isn't always possible to tell which is which. His ability to give wild imaginings a concrete immediacy, a human warmth and plausibility, is the rarest of writerly gifts." - Jonathan Rosen, author of Joy Comes in the Morning and The Talmud and the Internet
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