• "Mattson produces some astonishing bursts of language, the most tangible sensations and more than a few resonant ideas."

  • "A subtle, delicate novel... Mattson's powerful descriptive prose concerns itself with the unquenchable human lust for the warmth hidden beneath the icy cold banalities of everyday life."

    Glasgow Herald
  • "Prose of a solemn and resonant beauty."

    Times Literary Supplement