Reviews

  • "The remarkable thing about this novel is its resemblance to real life. Russo creates a family that is utterly recognisable and unique... superb"

    The Times
  • "Russo meditates on memory, ageing, inheritance, marriage, desire and the meaning of happiness... Written with humour and assurance"

    Guardian
  • "Russo brings a familiar story to life with wit, elegance, deftness and empathy"

    Sunday Times
  • "A novel for people who are terrified of becoming their parents... A dyspeptic romantic comedy... [And] an utterly charming novel. If you always cry at weddings, you'll cry at this - and laugh, too"

    Washington Post
  • "Russo has a knack for capturing the most intimate details in the lives of ordinary people"

    Chicago Tribune