• "Profoundly elegiac"

    Margaret Drabble, New Statesman
  • "From a web of connections, Desai spins stories of history and loss that move the reader not with epiphanies, but through the sheer beauty of her storytelling"

    Time Out
  • "Elegantly paced and smartly crafted"

    Fatima Bhutto, Financial Times
  • "Anita Desai writes exquisitely"

    Allan Massie, Scotsman
  • "Bewitchingly beautiful"

    The Times