• "A master class in interlocking character sketches, and a fable on the themes of sex, death and writing pitched somewhere between the fictional universes of JM Coetzee and Milan Kundera"

  • "Delightful...a meditation, on the art of writing, the relationship between literature and life, between life and death...the work of a master. A book you are likely to return to"

  • "Oz writes with fluency and a sly humour"

    Daily Mail
  • "A playful and meditative examination of old age, literary posterity and the juxtaposition between literature and real life"

  • "Beautifully balanced between humour and sorrow"

    Literary Review