The Factory of Facts

Praise & Reviews

A forensics of remembrance, an investigation of selfhood as it is articulated in and by history… Sante’s sly, elegant autobiography will satisfy a craving other memoirs do not.
—W. S. Di Piero, New York Times Book Review

Sante is such an elegant writer, with such generous powers of empathy, intelligence and imagination, that the personal subject matter becomes universal.
—Jennifer Starrels, The Nation

This habit of taking history personally…enables Sante to re-create hours, days, and entire eras in photographic detail.
The New Yorker

The chemistry of Sante’s development is analyzed in a narrative that is ironic and tender, humorous and heartbreaking, lucid and subtle–and utterly free from pose and from sentimentality.
–Simon Leys, The New York Review of Books