RaveThe New York Review of Books...at the very moment where Two Girls and so many of Gaitskill’s stories have pulled up short, at the edge of human connection, Veronica makes that connection and plunges straight down, shining the bright light of Alison’s sympathy into the murk of her attachment, probing its insufficiencies ... It is one thing to say a writer has made no mistakes—Gaitskill writes as if she hasn’t made any choices. She has, of course. She has been at work on Veronica for more than a decade. It is the best thing she has yet written. At a moment when many of our best novels seem to have been written in a borrowed or restored language, Veronica has the sound of original speech.