“Reminiscent of Tracy Chevalier’s The Virgin Blue [...] Benjamin’s prose is evocative, her characters finely drawn, and the worlds she creates for us give us new ways to think about our own.”
- Melissa Schoeffel, author of Maternal Conditions: Reading Kingsolver, Castillo, Erdrich, and Ozeki.
“Readers will be absorbed in the story, but they will also be intrigued by its central question: how does the past endure, not just in history but in our own bodies?”
- Angela Sorby, author of Distance Learning, Bird Skin Coat, and The Sleeve Waves. Forthcoming with the University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.