Finalist for the 2023 National Book Award
"Brilliant. Infinitely moving. I am transfixed, inspired, and awestruck."
"A triumph from the first page to the last!"
"Some of the most complex themes in literature in some of the most gorgeous prose imaginable."
"This book is extraordinary."
"Like Hilary Mantel...that rare historical novel that is as expansive as it is precise and lyrical."
"An audacious and thrilling epic."