Feibleman's new novel 'The Daughters Of Necessity' adds a hauntingly poetic quality to the
elements of tenderness and truth manifested in his first novel, 'A Place Without
Twilight'. 'Daughters Of Necessity firmly establishes Peter Feibleman's place among
the most distinguished young novelists writing today."
executed...a haunting novel about haunted people."
-Charles Poore, N.Y. Times
immense cleanliness of purpose with compassion and freshness of a high order and obscurity
that is never willful but the honest result of stretching as far as it is possible to
touch gold. And the gold is here, too, of a dozen varieties...'The Daughters of
Necessity' is a brave, resonant, tragic, and burning book."
-Paul Darcy Boles, Saturday Review
novel will advance the high reputation already earned by Peter Feibleman for 'A Place
Without Twilight'...Unquestionably, Feibleman is a writer of first rank, greatly gifted
and dedicated, virile, subtle, intelligent and compassionate, keenly alert to externals
but even more sensitive to that deep ebb and flow of a personal life which fiction can
-Warren Beck, Chicago Tribune
a fine stylist...He sees people shrewdly, and can set down small scenes with great
poignancy. The episode that ends the book is a masterpiece."
Without Twilight' did not seem a tour de force. Throughout the reader was more
conscious of the fresh vividness of the material than of the young author's
virtuosity. His second novel, 'Daughters of Necessity' is equally intense and
talented, but more mannered, more melodramatic, more plausible."
-Davis, N.Y. Times Book Review
events, stinging and marvelous colors, and sunken beauty of understanding are given to us
in this astonishing novel."
- Muriel Rukeyser