• A real achievement; its dialogue sparks and its voice is true. For Janice Galloway the trick is simply to keep writing

  • This is like a Scottish Catcher in the Rye. You actually feel you’re inside this woman’s head, it is that visceral. And having experienced a downward spiral myself, I so admire her accuracy in every detail

    Alan Cumming, New York Times
  • Claustrophobic but extraordinary

    Sunday Times
  • An account from the inside of a mind cracking up...its writing is as taut as a bowstring. From brilliant title to closing injunction, it hums with intelligence, clarity, wit; and, its heroine's struggle for order and meaning seduces our minds, exposes how close we all of us are to insanity. Joy, as Galloway's heroine reluctantly lets us know that she's called, is simply that dangerous step or two nearer the edge

  • Distressing but immaculately written


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