"The Troupe is true magic: a gripping tale that reminds the audience why we fell in love with reading. This book enchants, leaving the audience on their feet, yelling for an encore.:
-Mat Johnson, author of Pym
"Bennett (The Company Man) melds an energetic reimagining of medieval myth with an engrossing backdrop of impresarios, puppeteers, and amazing feats of strength in this tale of turn-of-the-century vaudevillians. …Bennett’s finely crafted novel rises on a wave of suspense to a place of beauty and hope."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Bennett’s novel calls to mind the stylings of Neil Gaiman and lives up to the comparison[...] I couldn’t stop the emotional response at the novel’s closing moments, leaving me breathless and in awe of Bennett’s ability to distill the most familiar of themes from the abstract."
"Troupe is a fairytale for grown-ups about love and betrayal and redemption, set against the grungy backdrop of a vaudeville stage and revealing along the way a bit of the deep magic to which all life resonates. [...]this is the kind of book that will find its ways into one’s hands again and again over the years."
-Eliot Swanson, Booklist (starred review)