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  • An acutely observed and slow-burning psychological thriller, written with Mankell's typically detached prose, making the violently tragic end all the more powerful

    Doug Johnstone, Big Issue Scotland
  • Mankell pulls no punches in this bleak but brilliant examination of misguided humanism

    Tina Jackson, Metro
  • A powerfully involving and uncompromising novel about the loss of childhood and innocence

    Barry Forshaw, Daily Express
  • Thought-provoking

    Jennifer Cunningham, Sunday Herald
  • A sombre, gripping story about alienation and the clash of cultures

    The Times

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