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Critical Praise

"Heller’s writing is sharp and edgy…In creating such a vivid, appallingly funny family, Heller…again proves herself a masterful chronicler of domestic drama."Donna Freydkin, USA Today

"[Heller] is an extraordinarily entertaining writer, and this novel showcases her copious gifts, including a scathing, Waugh-like wit; an unerring ear for the absurdities of contemporary speech; and a native-born Brit’s radar for class and status distinctions…combined with her hilarious evocation of the radical-chic world the Litvinoffs inhabit, her understanding of the Darwinian mathematics of familial politics…makes the reader look forward to her next foray into fiction."

—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times