“The female Proust.”

“The female Calvino.”

“The female Burroughs.”

“The wife of Paul Bowles.”

“A woman’s answer to Cormac McCarthy.”

“If Kōbō Abe and Milan Kundera had a baby, it would be this book.”

“If Thomas Pynchon and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys inseminated Harry Crews as their surrogate, their baby would be this book.”

“Readers who find Carson McCullers oddly attractive will love this new author.”

“X was still a handsome woman when she wrote this novel.”

“If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was George Saunders in a wig.”

“The author marries violence with her childlike innocence.”

“X picks up where Roberto Bolaño left off.”

“This author is fixated on the body.”

“This author is fixated on sex.”

“This author reminds me of myself.”