“At once deeply thrilling and deeply affecting… should burnish Ms. Morris’s reputation as one of the most skillful new writers at work in America today.”
—The New York Times

“Powerfully and dangerously written… Indelible and compelling.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A cunningly paced novel that frequently catches the reader on the wrong foot with its subtle twists and turns.”
—Chicago Tribune

“Morris writes with unwavering clarity and compassion… A vivid, moving portrait.”
—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“A powerful book distinguished by clear prose and a painful, emotional intensity… Morris is a master at depicting the psychic violence we commit in the name of love.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Original and beautifully written…Somehow, the author has managed to inhabit Martha so completely and bring her to life on the page so vividly that we lose our own sense of how ‘different’ she is. I’d call this a heartbreaking novel, except there’s a certain triumph in it, so I’ll just say that it’s a wonderful novel, and that it will absolutely transport you.”

“Brilliantly acute…Remarkable…Morris’ magnanimous ability to portray her characters with so much tenderness and cruelty may be her novel’s finest strength.”
—Boston Sunday Globe