• "A small wonder of a book . . . A particular historical moment, one that cannot be told too often"

  • "The Holocaust as a subject insists on respect, precludes criticism, prefers silence. One thing is clear: this book will not go gently into any good night"

  • "An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war . . . Raw literary talent at its best"

    Irish Independent
  • "A book that lingers in the mind for quite some time . . . A subtle, calculatedly simple and ultimately moving story"

    The Irish Times
  • "Simply written and highly memorable. There are no monstrosities on the page but the true horror is all the more potent for being implicit"

    Ireland on Sunday