According to Kat Rosenfield of Tablet 'Merkin's novel consists of several things: a metafictional romance, a ballad of doomed eroticism, a snapshot of a single woman in New York City whose insignia (payphones, tights) have been lost in the sands of time. But it's also an unsettling screenplay flipper in the style of Hitchcock's voyeuristic thriller, sleek and deftly seductive, that invites you to peer over your shoulder into the depths of a woman's sexual obsession - only to see her accusing and shy of you stares at. '
Daphne Merkin is the author of the novel Enchantment, who won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Best Novel on a Jewish Subject, as well as two collections of essays and one memoir, So nah an Happy . A former staff writer for The New Yorker , her essays frequently appear in The New York Times, Bookforum, The New Republic, Departures, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, Tablet , and many other publications. She lives in New York City.