A thoughtful review of
written by Nicolette Stasko, appears in the
current issue of
on pages 211-217. Here are some excerpts.
'Part personal reflection, part speculative fiction,
is also history
and biography, made up of many short sections and lyrical observations.
Fortunately for readers, small publishers like Wakefield Press continue to
publish these weird and wonderful hybrids. Similar to W.G. Sebald's
as a 'strange and moving work') Carol
Lefevre's narrative is also built on spatial elements -- in this case the
'This is an incredibly rich book and it is difficult to give an account of all
that it contains. It is to Lefevre's credit that she has imbued it with respect
and gravity. More so that it is entertaining and in spite of the subject
matter, generally a pleasure to read.'