• "Rare and luminous outstanding collection"

    Jem Poster, Guardian
  • "Contemporary Australia lives and breathes, shudders, groans and even scratches without a trace of inhibition throughout these seven vivid narratives from one of the finest of contemporary writers"

    Irish Times
  • "Graceful and unsettling... Malouf's prose is invariably elegant"

    David Flusfeder, Financial Times
  • "A master of the incisive, seamless, turns-on-a-sixpence short story...this collection is a jewel"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "Tender and luminous tales...It is his rich landscapes for which Malouf is most often praised and this collection contains some of the most evocative descriptions of the Australian continent"

    Chitra Ramaswamy, Scotland on Sunday