An Erotic Sequence

"Maso’s voice is all her own: simultaneously cerebral and sensual, violently romantic and insistently woman-centered." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Maso is gaining a reputation for reshaping language and form in unique, beautiful, experimental yet totally readable ways. She epitomizes all that is great about American literature today." - Los Angeles Times

"Whether she is writing about two women washing lentils or a man’s desire for a woman’s pair of ink-stained hands, Maso charges her very sentences with such sexual energy that form and content literally become one. Reading Aureole is pure pleasure." - Marjorie Perloff

"Carole Maso is that rare creature — an original! Her voice and vision are like no one else’s." - Edmund White