• "Like Hardy before him, Richards seems determined not only to dignify the inhabitants of his native rural community, but to give them a universal significant as well"

    The Times
  • "Astonishing... fiercely imagined and brilliantly rendered"

    Globe and Mail
  • "This is a book that is redolent of Annie Proulx in its elegiac narrative, while achieving a depth of touch that feels truthful, individual and glorious"

    Scotland on Sunday