"... philosophical and deeply sensual... Diane Lefer writes with fire on every page, taking the reader straight to the molten core of life." -Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds
"... enchanting and wondrous ... In a voice as unique and thrilling as any I've encountered in literature, Daniela Messo seeks the secrets not only of her past, but of life itself." -Robin Oliveira, author of My Name Is Mary Sutter
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Diane Lefer has written a fun, brilliant and dizzying book. Combining an incredible eye for the absurd realities of history with philosophical arguments and a breakneck adventure The Fiery Alphabet takes us on a wild ride through 18th century Europe on the way to the Holy Lands. The two main characters are a female mathematical prodigy who is treated as a witch and her lover, life-tutor, the notorious charlatan, Cagliostro. All in all, I highly recommend this book.