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Susann CokalThe author who tells a story backward is taking a risk. After the reader has already pieced together its turning points and traumas, the emotional payoff may not be there at the end. Novice writers can use such gimmicks to bolster a shaky narrative, but happily that's not the case here. The events of Huston's novel…are strong enough to work just as well, if not better, when arranged chronologically, and the book rewards rereading.
—The New York Times