• "A breathtaking journey from a nineteenth-century lighthouse community in the Swedish Baltic, besieged by shipwreck and sickness, to a group of scheming artists in Renaissance Rome...Superbly intricate plots"

  • "His prose is both clear and poetic, and Nadia Christiensen's does full justice to his style, leaving the reader pondering on nothing less than the nature of existence itself"

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "For readers of Michael Ondaatje and Isak Dinesen, Erik Fosnes Hansen's imaginative narration brings an original and searching inquiry into why things happen the way they do and suggests a theory of 'seriality' -a half-science about the power of human connections"