• "Much of Death in Danzig's intriguing, Kleist-haunted eeriness derives from its fascination with objects, often promoted to the role of surrogate characters...It is a mark of Chwin's expertise that, while the novel figurative superstructures never quite recede into the Baltic fog, its real interest lies in the teeming human traffic below."

    DJ Taylor, Independent
  • "'A richly expressive novel of enforced cultural change in postwar Danzig...A beautiful book, and nothing about it is more sumptuously and expressively beautiful than Philip Boehm's translation'"

  • "Dreamlike, mournful novel."

    Catherine Taylor, The Guardian