• "A moving portrait of breakdown, casual brutality and locked-in creativity...A fine portrait of an acutely sensitive man"

  • "Edric's novel is a beautifully imagined contribution to securing Gurney's posthumous reputation"

  • "For more than 20 years now, Robert Edric's inflinching eye for human cruelty has roamed across centuries and continents"

    Sunday Times Culture Magazine
  • "Subtle, absorbing novel of poetry, madness and post-war trauma"

    Sunday Times
  • "[Edric's] prose has an impressive emotional weight"

    Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, Guardian