Intricately convincing relationships, and accomplished sentence-making.
The Wall Street Journal on Mercury
Mercury explores that thrilling, terrifying moment when grief turns blind, when passion becomes obsession. As always, Livesey tells her tale masterfully, with intelligence, tenderness and a shrewd understanding of all our mercurial human impulses.
Lily King, author of Euphoria
Mercury is as luminous, unforgettable, and perfectly rendered as only Margot Livesey can accomplish. I only wished it were twice as long.
Dennis Lehane, author of World Gone By
Margot Livesey, in her riveting novel Mercury, portrays a couple in their season of crisis. Patiently, precisely, she unfolds the layers of their drama, at once quiet and extreme. She'll make you wonder how well you know your spouse.
Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs
Mercury is a haunting, meticulous inquiry into the nature of blindness—its insidious power to corrupt marital trust, even between those with perfect vision. Margot Livesey is a searingly intelligent writer at the height of her powers.
Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit From The Goon Squad
Uncharacteristically dark, yet more evidence of Livesey’s formidable gifts.