• "A gift from heaven, a marvel of good writing, an unashamed and inventive approximation to the unbearable weight of memory. I have been waiting for some time for an account like Refusal. I did not expect this quality and had not dared hope for it... Soon only fiction - that is the paradox, the mystery of literature - will be able to not merely bring to life, but also enrich this memory"

    Jorge Semprun, Nouvel Observateur
  • "The most remarkable, awake-all-night-to-finish read"

    Antonia Fraser, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year