"Ambitious, complex, challengingly intellectual—and yet Alison manages it all with a clarity, learnedness, and rigor that bring into being a creation of real beauty, albeit also of sorrow. Hers is a real and significant attempt, and a real achievement."
Readers of Alison's wondrous bringing to life of Ovid (The Love-Artist
, 2001) will find here the same highly controlled lushness in a contemporary story that starts slowly but gains power.
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