Ladivine is a wonder indeed ... like a saga that you never want to end because each page reveals new riches.
A sumptuously written novel by a writer at the height of her powers.
With its unique phrasing, slow, multi-layered, and each sentence an absolute necessity, Ladivine is a new delight
Ladivine is a real jewel... impeccable craftsmanship, refined phrasing that swirls with description, and a bewitching story. All of the author's talents are on display here.
Marie NDiaye's new novel is magnificent. A mesmerising dive into the chaos in the lineage of three women.
NDiaye's manner of writing has often been compared to Proust ... Here she has created a world of mystery, dreams, and sensuality in a very controlled style.
In this unique book, Marie NDiaye displays tough, brittle lives in majestic style.
This strangely hypnotic novel exudes anguish and loneliness. Marie NDiaye, writes profoundly disturbing novels in such riveting prose that one cannot look away.
A melancholy modern fable ... NDiaye reveals only as much reality as she wants to at any given moment-and therein lies her magic.
Sadness, regret, and insidious dread permeate every page of this beautifully crafted, relentless novel.
With this novel, Marie NDiaye proves that she is a majestic storyteller and a deft weaver of literary universes.
The real strengths of NDiaye are her ability to plumb the depths of a character's psychology and her cool but uncompromising dissection of their entire nature.
A haunting, melancholy and immaculately translated novel, a thing of beauty for ugly times.
A brave, unusual book
A haunting, powerful new voice in French literature, providing an intriguing, beguiling experience for English readers.