PositiveLibrary JournalWinner of France’s Prix Goncourt, Mathieu’s English debut focuses on coming-of-age angst while also speaking volumes for the disenfranchised, who rarely have a voice in their country’s conversation.
RaveLibrary Journal... rife with underlying questions, including a close examination of the concept of consent ... Adkins takes on a complex subject just as it intersects with real events in our society. This thoughtful and engrossing novel will likely encourage genuine, heartfelt dialog among readers. Highly recommended.
Veronica Raimo Trans. by Stash Luczkiw
PositiveLibrary JournalIn a story reminiscent of The Scarlet Letter but with a more salacious vocabulary, emotional polarities abound while the accused expresses no remorse, only self-interest. Provocative reading for the brave.
MixedLibrary JournalNonlinear in style and somewhat uneven in pacing, the story includes a small narrative thread based on Hope\'s life within the artistic fringes of New York: Would she and her cadre of friends have chosen the creative life knowing the financial strain that might lie ahead? ... Performance artist Kleine (Calf) portrays a young woman\'s bumpy and sometimes uncomfortable journey toward resolution and self-reliance in this novel of discovery and healing.