• One of our most compelling contemporary novelists

  • Colin Thubron's voice is unique: once heard, difficult to forget

    Anita Brookner
  • A tense, precarious achievement, brilliantly evoking a dangerous journey

    The Times
  • It is the sharpness of the topography that brings this book to life, the handling of the characters is equally impressive... Thubron has captured, with a vividness that few could match...the charms of a journey into the unknown

    Sunday Telegraph
  • An intriguing and worthwhile success

    Times Literary Supplement

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