• A striking novel that pushes you dizzily into another time and place... Reading it is like being in the middle of a vibrant dream

    Sunday Times
  • Phillips points up the hypocrisy and humiliation of a society at breaking point; revealing it with subtlety, humour and humanity

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Caryl Phillips has proved himself to be among the best and most productive writers of his generation...with Cambridge he takes a firm step towards joining the company of the literary giants of our time

    New York Times
  • This powerful, seductively readable book, set in a 19th century slave plantation, finally puts the sickening realities of the slave trade firmly on the map

  • Phillips is a linguistic and cultural virtuoso

    The Times

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