Reviews

  • "Courageous . . . memorable . . . so moving that one wonders why as a society we are so much more eager to hear about young love than old . . . it is incidental moments that remain vivid in memory once the book is closed, small glimpses of unsuspected inner lives."

    Guardian
  • "This novel firmly establishes Barney as one of the most insightful and attuned writers of his generation. He negotiates all the huge and hugely important themes - love, family, loss, conflict, pain, the storm-blown paths we all travel - with such grace and absolute empathy. It's a life-affirming, beautiful and achingly poignant book."

    Donal Ryan
  • "Deeply moving . . . readers would do well to make the acquaintance of Barney Norris, who has the potential to become a hugely significant novelist in the decades ahead."

    John Boyne
  • "Norris handles his themes – loneliness, regret, reconciliation – with great sensitivity’"

    The Observer
  • "Utterly convincing...profound and elegiac"

    Daily Mail