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Claire MessudIn a story collection that revisits the Far East during World War II, Sabina Murray writes stories of fierce intensity, stories that are evocative, distinct and haunting.
— New York Times
Winner of the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Murray crafts her pieces as series of snapshots...that alternately zoom to details and step back for panoramic historical sweeps.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Murray has marshalled searing prose to construct tales of faith (more often than not unwarranted), courage and savagery.
The Seattle Times
"The Caprices" grapples with regrettably marginalized but extraordinarily significant events of World WarII...[Murray} fuse[s] together the ordinary and incomprehensible.
The San Francisco Chronicle
At her most effective, Murray writes stories of fierce intensity, stories that are evocative, distinct and haunting.
The New York Times Book Review
The two notions of war as another planet and of cognitive displacement are endered with chance timing and shocking force...
The New York Times
War is an unusual subject for a young female writer; with each piece, Murray proves to be increasingly exceptional.
Publishers Weekly, Starred
Sania Murray's stories about colonialism and war glitter with juxtapositions.
The Los Angeles Times
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