"Heady, dizzying writing . . . A master class in how to tell a war story."
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) 


"Massively entertaining! . . . Make room for the new Gulliver. He has brought home news out of Kazohinia." 
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked


"An ode to expatriate living, culture clashes, and the heady days of early 1990s Europe, this novel is a manic, comic ride. . . . [D]arkly comic . . . immersive, nostalgic, and thoroughly enjoyable." 

""A picaresque tale of the struggles of the Romany . . . in Hungary before World War II, appearing for the first time in English
. . . A rare, observant . . . snapshot of Romany life." Kirkus Reviews 

"A breathless . . . adventure pits a poor, fatherless girl against all sides in a battle for a dragon’s heart and a city’s freedom.
. . . [A] remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans." 
Kirkus Reviews


"Stylistic virtuosity, penetrating emotional power, and a post-apocalyptic vision . . . a brilliant literary achievement." 
Philip K. Jason, Jewish Book Council 

"Plebanek’s crisp and intelligent new novel is full of pitch-perfect descriptions, mostly but not exclusively about sex and its contemplation. . . . A merciless comedy of modern manners and the politics of desire."
Publishers Weekly