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"The philosophical questions don't emerge with the same brilliance as Shields's portrait of the writer or her modest claim for the importance of a female perspective on tragedy. Still, there's enough here to maintain her claim as one of our most gifted and probing novelists."
"Shields's ability to use Reta's darkest fears to reveal the order lurking in chaos, without ever losing her light touch..., is nothing short of astonishing."
New Yorker, 05/22/2002
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