• "Terribly poignant"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Novel, short story, fable? - it doesn't matter. This short book has a sadness that breaks your heart and a visual beauty shot through with the horror of war. Every word, every tear, every gesture is significant"

    Nouvel Observateur
  • "Dense, provocative and, most of all revelatory"

    Claire Allfree, Metro
  • "A hallucinatory, tragic cry of despair"

    Le Monde
  • "With this novel Rahimi picks up a shard of broken glass and sees the whole truth of his devastated country"

    Der Spiegel