"In tune with the writerly spirit of the times ... Marek Hlasko created an anguished post-war literature all his own."
Lesley Chamberlain, author of Nietzsche in Turin and Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia
“Matalon is a unique literary stylist whose pitch-perfect novel focuses on the spectacle of the big day … Matalon nails how families relate to each other. Her scenes are cinematic and evocative … A masterful rendering of a failed wedding day and the embedded failures that individuals, a family, and a culture accrue in the process of trying to manage their circumstances. As complex and chaotic as life.”
Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)