"Matalon’s virtuosic novel opens in a standoff: A bride has barricaded herself in a room on her wedding day and will neither emerge nor explain ... The lightness of Matalon’s tale belies its heft. In prose that is both abrupt and tender, she skewers the hydraulics of family and the insensitivities of those who think themselves exquisitely sensitive ... Matalon ... indicts us all."

The New York Times Book Review