• "A novel so delicious that you have to keep stopping as you read, for fear of finishing too soon"

    Jane Shilling, Sunday Telegraph
  • "A bewitching utterly captivating blend of intellectual muscle and story-telling magic"

  • "Reminiscent of The Remains of the Day. De Kretser has given us the classic whodunnit wrapped up in a beautiful and tragic literary novel"

  • "Haunting, lush and delicately nuanced"

  • "Rewarding, thought-provoking, witty and often disconcerting, the novel takes the reader into a world of transformations - conjuring a fiction which is tantalizingly vivid"

    Times Literary Supplement