• "Intensely observed debut… Perfectly balanced"

  • "A startlingly powerful debut... Not to be missed"

    Daily Mail
  • "Ambitious and powerful... Seiffert writes lean, clean prose. Deftly, she hangs large ideas on the vivid private experiences of her principal characters.... Poignant - and ultimately optimistic... Engrossing"

    New York Times
  • "What a bold book... Compelling... Challenging and substantial"

    Time Out
  • "Guilt, shame, responsibility, new beginnings, the individual in history - these are Seiffert's subjects, conveyed in a style of deceptive simplicity... Provocative and accomplished"

    The Times