There is a tenderness in Simone Martel's prose that marries well with its cool precision. It invites us into familiar spaces—backyard gardens, bedrooms—where mythical and magical forces are at work, and where a highly conscious cat lightfoots it in and out of the shadows. This is a sparkling, earthy, sexy story, also a resonant allegory of estrangement and self-fashioning.

Robert Roper, author of the biography, Nabokov in America

Simone Martel shows  how the most radical act can be simply trusting the female body in all its creative power, all its vulnerability.

Gayle Brandeis,

Martel examines what it is in us that makes us yearn to grow.

The Philadelphia Inquirer,

As passionate as she is eloquent.

Anneli Rufus,