• "The ghost hovering over this assured and astonishingly mature first novel is that of Joseph Roth... Wray's novel displays psychological acuity, a mastery of dialogue and an unfailing historical empathy"

    Publishers Weekly
  • "A truly arresting work of fiction"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "A taut, searing portrait of the effects of Nazism on the psychic and physical landscape of Austria... The clarity of Wray's prose style both belies and reveals the depth and scope of this concerns"

    Literary Review
  • "A fascinating and honest book"

    The Times