• "She beautifully describes the way hurt can be inherited... Enright is a daring writer - witty, original and inventive... Utterly compelling"

    Eithne Farry, Daily Mail
  • "It is clearly the product of a remarkable intelligence, combined with a gift for observation and deduction"

    A. L. Kennedy, Guardian
  • "A welcome return, for this writer, to novel form, and as a fresh, sophisticated take on the ever-popular dysfunctional family saga"

    Eve Patten, Irish Times
  • "Anne Enright has all she needs in terms of imagination and technique and she's a tremendous phrase maker"

    Adam Mars-Jones, Observer
  • "Enright ambushes as memory does, drawing you into an event and then questioning its reality"

    Sunday Telegraph