* 'Oates is a massive literary heavyweight, and many earnestly believe she could knock the other contenders for the title of Great American Novelist -- Updike, Roth, Wolfe, Mailer.' Helen Falconer, Guardian 'Novelists such as John Updike, Philip Roth, Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer slug it out for the title of the Great American Novelist. But maybe they're wrong. Maybe, just maybe, the Great American Novelist is a woman.' The HeraldRezension:
'Oates' precise and inspired writing is close to witchcraft.' Jeanne Moreau
'This intense character study becomes a testament to spiritual resilience. It is an excellent addition to Oates' formidable canon.' Daily Telegraph
'Maybe, just maybe, the Great American Novelist is a woman.' The Herald
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