Reviews

  • "Deliberate in pace and carefully insightful in its investigation of character, Chamber’s latest is a work of art that repays multiple readings"

    Michael Cart, Booklist
  • "Packed to the brim with challenging ideas, the latest from Chambers is simultaneously an acutely observed and surprising love story. An organic yet intricately crafted story of self-discovery . . . This is a generous gift"

    Publishers Weekly
  • "This is a teasingly provocative and touching cross-generational story, written with a rare candour about love, sex, thoughts of suicide and growing old"

    Julia Eccleshare, Guardian
  • "Chambers is so skilled, so calmly truthful in his writing. What emerges is not just a moving, unexpected story of the complexity of teenagers, but also a story of later life, of ageing and loss, and what experience really means"

    Patrick Ness, Guardian
  • "It takes a writer with the superb skill and sensitivity of Chambers to adapt the Cyrano de Bergerac story and turn it into a modern tale of grief, growth and acceptance . . . Great tenderness, authentic dialogue and elegantly crafted plotting. A book to be read and re-read"

    Sally Morris, Daily Mail