Pietros Maneos of The Huffington post gives "The Wanderess" five stars...
"'The Wanderess' is slightly perfumed with Fin de siecle decadence, but this seems to be consonant with Payne’s professed descent from Romantic Orientalism; he often adverts to opium, absinthe and various other excesses of that age. When confronted with these allusions, I found myself dreaming of Lawrence of Arabia..."
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BELOW: THE BACK COVER OF THE WANDERESS, WITH DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK