“Although Jarre, who died at 90 in 2016, published more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction ... Distant Fathers is the first of her books available in English. It must not be the last ... Written in lucid, luminous prose ... she conceives of her life in terms of a darkness broken by occasional bursts of illumination — 'tiny pinpoint glimmers.' ... Marina Jarre’s struggle to find fitting words flashes through the murk.”

The Los Angeles Review of Books