"...a dark combination of fairy tale and fever dream, replete with reality-bending, dark secrets, and a fascinating, multigenerational family."

— Booklist


"Janice Clark’s debut novel, The Rathbones, gives us one larger-than-life New England whaling family in a story so grandly conceived that it recalls both the Odyssey and Moby-Dick and will make you taste the sea..." 

—Library Journal 


"Taste the sea's salt spray and hear the crows' caw in this dreamlike, lushly gothic debut novel, a New England kin to Absalom, Absalom. "

—Shelf Awareness