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Critical Praise

"Bender is the master of quiet hysteria....She builds pressure sentence by sentence.....the crippling power of empathy"

Los Angeles Times

"Haunting....Bender's prose delivers electric shocks....rendering the world in fresh, unexpected jolts. Moving, fanciful and gorgeously strange."

People Magazine

"Charming and wistful....[Bender] harness[es] her exquisite, bizarre sensitivity, in this haunting examination."

The Atlantic

"Odd and oddly beautiful....moving."

The Washington Post