• "One of the most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language"

    William Faulkner
  • "Devastating study of the collision of different kinds of faith, betrayal and commitment"

    The Times
  • "This novel had a great effect on my life... This is not a sentimental book, or one full of the kindness of God, in that both the man and the woman suffer the pain of loss and feel the heat of hell. This novel persuaded me to become a Catholic"