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Critical Praise

"Kalotay makes a powerful debut…an entrancing story thanks to a skillful depiction of artistic life behind the Iron Curtain and intriguing glimpses into auction house operations."

Publishers Weekly

"Daphne Kalotay captivates in a soaring debut novel. An elegant, compelling puzzle of family, memory and solitude that brings to life modern-day Boston and postwar Russia through a profound love story. Graceful, moving, and unexpected."

—Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club