• "There is no novelist writing today who catches the feeling of the moment more surely than Amos Oz"

  • "Here is a writer unafraid of displaying the full spectrum of the emotions, and a writer - be it noted - who actually seems to have some faith left in the future"

  • "Shows to brilliant effect the tenacity of non-love and the power of separation"

  • "A remarkably moving novel, conveying newly the tensions of human needs where politics invades sexual love"

    Times Literary Supplement