"A big, bold, and absolutely breathtaking work of historical fiction. The only thing more impressive than Jonathan Lowy’s remarkable research is the richness of his characterizations." —Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives and Before You Know Kindness
“Invigorating . . . The novel’s clarion style is modulated by intimate details . . .” —Boston Globe
“Beautifully researched and cunningly written.” —Buffalo News
“A high-water mark in the ongoing renaissance of the historical novel.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
From the Trade Paperback edition.