"A significant novel, genuinely one of the year's best. Emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous, idea-driven but with indelible characters and true suspense."
"Luminous prose. . . . Krauss is a masterful storyteller . . . a writer of astonishing breadth."
——Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Moving and virtuosic."
——San Francisco Chronicle
"At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious."
"Brilliant. An achievement of extraordinary depth and beauty."
"The novel's achievement is precisely, and not negligibly, this: to have made a new fiction --- alternately delightful and hilarious and deeply affecting."