• "In graceful, elegiac sentences...Pulitzer Prize-winning Russo exposes the dark heart of the American Dream"

    Daily Mail
  • "Richly evocative and beautifully wrought...a novel of great warmth, charm and, funny storytelling"

    New York Times
  • "No novelist working today can better capture the rhythms of small-town life, from its comic idiosyncrasies to its wicked undercurrents of gossip and prejudice"

    Sunday Times
  • "Russo's state-of-the-nation novel is a complex read, but totally engrossing"

    Marie Claire
  • "Beautifully done"

    DJ Taylor, Guardian