• "Exquisite"

    New Yorker
  • "Fascinating"

    New York Times
  • "Irresistibly good"

    The Times
  • "Dazzling... A captivating tale of cruelty and disappointment"

    Washington Post
  • "Richard Flanagan is a master"

  • "A beautifully constructed fugue on desire and its denial"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "This is the best novel I have read this year or expect to read for several more... Wanting shakes us rudely from our stupors, wakes us up to history. There can be no author more passionate or unfettered than Flanagan"

    Sydney Morning Herald