Monday, February 26, 2007

Peter Ho Davies' "The Welsh Girl"

This weekend I posted the Page 69 Test results for Peter Ho Davies' The Welsh Girl.

Here's a sample of the early praise for this debut novel:
"Skilled, beautifully empathetic ... Peter Ho Davies is a wonderful writer."
--Andrea Barrett

"The Welsh Girl is a beautiful, ambitious novel.... Emotionally resonant and perfectly rendered."
--Ann Patchett

"This is a deeply felt, deeply imagined novel, and its characters remain a presence after the book is closed."
--Stuart Dybek

"Deeply compelling and utterly uncompromising ... each sentence is a pleasure. This book is a rare gem."
--Claire Messud

"A memorable writer of sinewy intelligence."
--David Mitchell

"An ambitious, layered meditation on what it means to be from a particular place...eloquent.... Davies's achievement is significant."
--Jennifer Egan
Read a description of the novel.

--Marshal Zeringue