• Her deceptively simply and understated style is best suited to shorter fiction: her touch is light, but with an underlying darkness that bears witness to exile, marginality and existential frustration

    Aamer Hussein, Independent
  • This is a writer of rare power, make no mistake

    Evening Standard
  • A sordid tragedy that makes us for the thousandth time question the worth of human existence. The impression remains with the reader that it is the work of a woman who has the strength of one of the masters like Balzac or Dostoyevsky

    New York Times, 1930
  • A powerful description of a man's relentless decline

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • Striking first work, sensitively translated by Sandra Smith

    Sunday Telegraph

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