• "George Elliott Clarke writes from the heart as well as the head. No one else has his voice nor his literary fingerprints. He is unique and we should all be grateful"

    Alistair MacLeod, author of No Great Mischief
  • "George Elliott Clarke... is a treasure of world literature. Every page of this novel has heartbreaking genius"

    Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist
  • "This formidably crafted recreation of a desperate episode should win widespread acclaim"

    Peter Carty, Independent
  • "The novel has been compared with In Cold Blood, but the voice is entirely Clarke's own rough, uncompromising and ultimately heartbreaking"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "George Elliott Clarke has mined his family tree for the poignant story of George and Rue. His heart does not waver in its quest for the courage to shed light on a grievous crime. George & Rue is an extraordinary and poignant first novel. We weep with Clarke while rejoicing in his triumph"

    Nikki Giovanni, author of Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea