• "A powerful, impressive book"

  • "David Malouf is one of Australia's most esteemed writers... Malouf often works on a broad canvas, portraying places, people and events in the panoramic context of history... [and] evoking the elusive interior worlds of his characters' perceptions"

    Los Angeles Times
  • "[A] remarkable book, in which the realist and the dreamer are finally and excitingly fused"

    New York Times
  • "A meditation, in the form of a novel, on the connection between life and art, by a talented Australian writer"

    Washington Post