While the themes of the book - mania, the Holocaust, and the devastating number of ways that any parent-child dynamic can go awry - are undeniably dark, Thorpe's prose is light, often hilarious, and unshakably grounded in the concrete details of daily life . . . Thorpe has written an absolute winner.
Dear Fang, With Love is a beautiful story about mental illness and love
A brilliantly written, probing, uneasy look at a damaged friendship between two women
Her depiction of female friendship is engaging and sharply observed
Observant, sometimes funny and continuously thought-provoking