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  • Beautiful, dreamlike and oddly beguiling

    The Times
  • A charming, sinuous, playful, universal, in its scope and feeling

    David Robson, Sunday Telegraph
  • Nooteboom writes beautifully. His prose is clean and precise without feeling sparse, and he manages to combine clarity with intense lyricism

    Rebecca Abrahams, Guardian
  • A plot as finely tuned as a concert piano...this is a novel which finally soars

    Glasgow Herald
  • Nooteboom has shown himself a master of ironic wisdom, but also of elated, elegiac feeling

    Ben Rogers, Independent on Sunday

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