• "'An atmosphere of crazy cheerfulness...undercut by moments of poignancy...a pleasure to read'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'This quirky novel is a must for Kate Atkinson and John Irving fans who are fond of a surreal read'"

  • "'A lovely tale of teenage love and companionship in a world where all adults seem insane'"

    Time Out
  • "'An extraordinary journey through the life of an extraordinary family, chronicled by a child-woman you will not forget'"

    Anne Rivers Siddons
  • "'Leslie Marshall ... is the Homer of dysfunctional modern family life. This is the best first novel I've read in years'"

    Edmund White