• "Outstanding... Almost every paragraph of his poet's prose is informed by an awareness of the precariousness of life"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "A masterpiece... Powerful...compelling...stunning and deeply moving... It's exactly the kind of novel we need right now"

    John Burnside, Scotland on Sunday
  • "Exquisite"

  • "Delineates with powerful delicacy the struggle to bear the unbearable"

    Independent on Sunday