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Praise for Jessica Shattuck

Shattuck unleashes a skewering gift for social commentary…[her] descriptive brio can leave the reader punchy with surprise and admiration.

— Jennifer Egan, New York Times Book Review
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Perfect Life is a vivid, fascinating snapshot of the way some of us live now. Jessica Shattuck’s engrossing, deceptively ambitious novel explores a wide range of subjects — from the logistics of adultery and the complexities of friendship to the nuts and bolts of video game design and pharmaceutical marketing — with a shrewd and sympathetic eye.

— Tom Perotta, author of Little Children

Shattuck is a wonderful writer. Her domestic interiors and etched portraits of ‘Bostonus erectus’ evoke the surface of Vermeer, the gentle bite of Austen…[The Hazards of Good Breeding is] a gracefully choreographed novel that shines a sharp, clear light on a dying world and brings it to vivid life.

— Mameve Medwed, The Boston Globe