• "If the words tell the story of the voiceless, the bleak, lovely photographs that accompany it show their faces... Fiction rarely gets as close to the messy, glorious truth, as do memories and photographs. This rare novel dares to use both"

    Charlotte Mendelson, Times Literary Supplement
  • "Speaks in the manner of an important work of art, memorably and beautifully"

    Anthony Cronin, Sunday Independent
  • "There are not many books [this year] that seem to me written with comparable force [or] depth of feeling"

    Dan Jacobson, Sunday Telegraph
  • "What Pyke and O'Grady have done is read our imagination"

    Dermot Healy, Sunday Tribune