The Old Hag has broken her silence! And she addresses an issue that I’ve been frankly too lazy to pursue: is there not a single publicist at Viking who will send out copies of Marisha Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics? I still don’t have a copy.
[UPDATE: Perhaps concerned with their public perception on the accommodation front, Viking has contacted me and they are indeed sending me a copy of the book. Many thanks!]