RaveAir MailIntriguing, often brilliant ... Ultimately, Carlisle’s thoughtful, comprehensive account of this particular liaison exquisitely probes the complex, thorny, and fascinating question: How much does our choice of partner determine who we ultimately become?
RaveAir MailExhilarating ... [A] meticulously detailed, page-turning account ... Finkel’s narrative interweaves gripping descriptions of Breitweiser’s in-plain-sight thefts armed with nothing more than stealth and a Swiss Army knife, a concise history of global art theft, and psychologists’ musings on Breitwieser’s unconscious motivations.
Elena Ferrante, tr. Ann Goldstein
RaveAir Mail... engaging, slyly disruptive ... expertly translated ... All the more reason it is such a pleasure to read in these pages an intimate account of Ferrante’s development as a woman who writes.
Gianfranco Calligarich, tr. Howard Curtis
RaveAir MailMasterfully translated ... The novel is indeed very visual ... [A] short, eminently readable novel ... Despite the exquisite chatter surrounding Proust and decadence, Chandler and despair, the reigning voice in this novel is silence ... The novel feels as relevant today as it ever was.
RaveAir Mail... a fresh, intriguing, environmentally sensitive, oddly endearing account ... What adds considerable interest to this idiosyncratic twinned pilgrimage is the very colorful cast of characters ... Easily the most compelling of this crew is the extraordinary Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva, better known as Anita Garibaldi ... Garibaldi’s genuine adoration and respect for her, nimbly emphasized in Parks’s account, palpably reveals how much of a force Anita was in the formation and drive behind the Garibaldian notion of freedom ... Sometimes sauntering, sometimes marching, sometimes in places of great beauty, sometimes in industrial wastelands, we join the rhythm of the conjoined marches, sinking into their cadences, lilts, pulses, and patterns.