Books by Patricia Duncker

SOPHIE AND THE SIBYL by Patricia Duncker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"Duncker gets the high melodrama and pedagogy of a Victorian novel right but does not achieve the contemporary distance that has made other neo-Victorian tales so delectable."
Scandalous novelist George Eliot throws 1870s Berlin society into a tizzy in Duncker's (The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge, 2010, etc.) Victorian roman à clef. Read full book review >
THE DEADLY SPACE BETWEEN by Patricia Duncker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2002

"Overwrought in content, gracefully subdued in tone: an entertainment that falls short of its apparently lofty goals."
Duncker (The Doctor, 2000) returns with an elegantly written, ultimately silly modern gothic featuring incest, sexual ambiguity, sadomasochism, and evil personified. Read full book review >
THE DOCTOR by Patricia Duncker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2000

"Which is disappointing, because Duncker promises so much more."
From a promising British writer (Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees, 1998), a fictional interpretation of the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry, a medical doctor—who was actually a woman'serving with the British Army in the early 1800s. Read full book review >
MONSIEUR SHOUSHANA'S LEMON TREES by Patricia Duncker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 1998

"Duncker can get under your skin, but she's an original and she's worth reading."
A first collection of 13 quirky and occasionally fabulistic stories by the author of the complex brainteasing first novel Hallucinating Foucault (1996, not reviewed). Read full book review >