"Millicent Dillon has created a wondrous and strange work of art. On the surface, her novel is placid, but she's a patient, thoughtful writer whose writing rewards patience and thoughtfulness and rereading....a real literary achievement."
"HARRY GOLD" is a miracle of a novel, a rare act of sympathetic imagination and historical reconstruction, sustained to the very last page. At once tender and chilling, it has the suspenseful, nightmarish yet curiously invigorating grip of a Conrad novel, such as The Secret Agent or Under Western Eyes...."
"Millicent Dillon's novels are haunting and understated and finally uncanny, like all true originals. Her latest, A VERSION OF LOVE, is a mature work of almost spookily controlled intelligence. She deserves to be honored as an American master of fiction."
"[A] brilliant new novel. The assurance and economy with which she gives us this strangely gripping and powerful story of the conjunction of three affecting, solitary people are the hallmarks of a consummate artist, her finest work yet."
"Unexpectedly funny, disarmingly intimate, and usefully disorienting ... Dillon's prose is spare and supple, and her offbeat approach to her 'portrait' works like a charm ... The service Dillon has done Bowles and his admirers is rare and welcome ... A pleasure to read in itself, YOU ARE NOT I undoubtedly will become a treasured primary source for future biographers."
"Dillon establishes the mysterious and often contradictory impulses of artistic creation in the context of nineteenth century women. ... Dillon merits both our appreciation and amazement."
"Dillon's delicate touch with the subtle changes these women experience gives their stories the immediacy and impact of dance itself."
"A thorough biography of Jane Bowles, a book that never cheaply psychoanalyzes its subject but rather presents the woman and her work with sensitivity and admiration. . . . Grim as [Jane Bowles's] personal story may be, the luminous pages she left behind comprise some of the best American fiction we have. She is far more genuine and original than many other more celebrated writers.”
"This is indeed a unique, exciting, and beautiful book"
"Dillon has an amazing gift for re-creating the off-beat character you may not have met. ... This new writer has the greatest of the old gifts, the ability to install new people in your mind."