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Critical Praise

In this brilliant and hilarious jailbreak of a novel, Charyn channels the genius poet and her great leaps of the imagination, liberating Dickinson from the prim and proper cameo image of a repressed lady in white, and revealing just how free she truly was.

—Donna Seaman, Booklist

An irreverent novel --- at turns both comic and febrile --- that connects us to Dickinson's longings and eccentricities.


...Charyn immerses himself in Dickinson's voice, using it to create a beguiling narrative.

—Library Journal