RaveAsymptoteMore relevant than ever ... The tension between how the outside world views liberated, intellectual women and how they view themselves is often the driving force of such novels, and hence their writing is often turned inwards, with sharp observations of situations and characters. Dawn is a visceral and cinematic example of this kind of writing: where the embodied social experience of women takes central stage ... The brilliance of the novel might be traced to the formal structure ... Dawn is surely ahead of its time in laying bare all the facets of discrimination and privilege; Soysal’s writing is captivating, reflective, and thrilling.