• "Brimming with rich descriptions… The dark, haunted cityscape of Berlin’s winter is beautifully captured… Jones explores her power as a writer, finding fresh and illuminating ways to describe things… A powerful exploration of biography, memory and meaning."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Jones’ sensitivity to the vibrancy of things demonstrates a Nabokovian vividness."

    Sam Kitchener, Independent
  • "A thoughtful study of the machinations of memory."

    Lucy Scholes, Observer
  • "An ode to detail… A meditation on memory, travel and grief, on self-fashioning and onliterary friendship."

    The Times Literary Supplement
  • "

    I’ve always felt that Gail Jones is yet to receive the recognition she deserves. This is her sixth
    novel and it is, I believe, a masterpiece. It is a beautifully constructed novel that builds slowly
    to its horrific and violent conclusion


    Mark Rubbo, Readings