• "Superior novel...wincingly precise in his imagery and technically adept... An electric and darkly gleeful read"

    Daily Mail
  • "An immensely clever, tragicomic novel...a rich meditation on past and present colonial politics... What resonates for me is what I greatly admire in all Thorpe's work: the complex depth, and the texture and poetry of his storytelling language"

    Financial Times
  • "An intimate depiction of family life... Vivid and luminous"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Because this is Adam Thorpe, there are only two things you know for certain: that the writing will be gorgeous, silky-smooth; and that the plot will be entirely original, defying categorisation...enjoy"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "An intricate fiction which reminds us gently that war wrecks lives in ways too tangled to anticipate"

    Times Literary Supplement