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Maud CaseyChristine Schutt's refreshingly strange novel All Souls is exciting evidence that she continues to push the boundaries of fiction. Schutt's work, which includes two story collections and a previous novel, Florida, is fiercely intimate, laying bare the jagged lives of girls and women in the wake of mental and physical illness, incest and abandonment…All Souls is shot through with [Virginia] Woolf's lyrical, restless spirit. Like the bees Lily Briscoe goes on to describe that "haunted the hives with their murmurs and their stirrings; the hives which were people," Schutt haunts Siddons. The result is a bold, sharp story about teenage girls, class and illness, about those moments when we achieve the miracle of human connection—and those when we don't.
—The New York Times