• "Poetic, powerful and heart-rending"

    The Times
  • "A joy to read, for all that it breaks your heart"

  • "One of the finest writers working in Ireland today ... worthy of Greek drama"

  • "An exquisite account of womanhood, friendship, prejudice and tradition that is both intimate in scale and awesome in achievement"

    Irish Independent
  • "Work of genius ... I was entranced by it. Buckled by it."

    Sebastian Barry