"A penetrating analysis certain to compel a major reassessment of the Nabokov canon."
— starred review, Booklist
"...a brilliant examination that adds to the understanding of an inspiring and enigmatic life."
— starred review, Kirkus
"Highly recommended for all Nabokov fans..."
— starred review, Library Journal
"Certainly the most remarkable and insightful book on Vladimir Nabokov in many years."
— Michael Maar, author of Speak, Nabokov and The Two Lolitas
"... an intriguing and provocative new take on one of the giants of modern American letters."
— Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion: 1914-1918 and other books
"... a feat of fascinating literary detective work ..."
— Christopher Goffard, author of You Will See Fire and Snitch Jacket
"A wide-ranging introduction to Nabokov's life and work as well as a game-changer for those readers who thought they knew his writing cold."
— Steven Belletto, author of No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives (Oxford U. Press)