• Nobody writes about the American family with more tenderness and honesty

    New Statesman
  • A simple, moving, generous work

    Independent on Sunday
  • The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away - with words. But the Lord giveth back, miraculously, in the form of this book and this family history

  • A true story, told with all the powerful authority and cunning narrative order of a major writer

    Sunday Times
  • His best work since The Counterlife


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