• "It's a cracker - clever, funny and insightful, with complicated, conflicted and totally convincing Beth at heart"

    Harry Ritchie, Daily Mail
  • "Parks writes with detachment, wit and intelligence, and the troubled voice in Beth is entirely convincing"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "A wry and subtle story about what happens when the western self tries to lose itself."

    Kathryn Hughes, Prospect
  • "An eminently readable and thought-provoking novel that teases you to the last page, and possibly beyond"

    Marcus Berkmann, Spectator
  • "Quirky, witty and deep"

    Todd McEwen, Sunday Herald