Reviews

  • "Thubron returns with what might be his masterpiece… Thubron’s prose shines a penetrating light on the nature of memory and being human. Sublime."

    Simon Humphreys, Mail on Sunday
  • "Intensely moving"

    Tim Martin, Sunday Telegraph
  • "An engrossing, unsettling and brutally beautiful masterpiece."

    John Harding, Daily Mail
  • "Each life story…is told with all this writer’s irresistible narrative gift"

    Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian
  • "Medicine owes an equal debt of gratitude to him for evoking a journey through the brain with the same adventurous and beguiled spirit as he might a rainforest or ancient city… With the ease of a master craftsman he makes up new words…lovingly evokes the extraordinary places he has passed through… This outstanding novel confirms that there is nowhere Thubron fears to tread."

    Melissa Katsoulis, The Times