• Olds’s descriptive gift is like a fire hose of frankness…undeniably powerful.

    Jeremy Noel-Tod, Sunday Times
  • Olds’s inspired new collection alerts us to taboos we barely think about ordinarily…These odes, because they illuminate what it is to live inside a body and survive its outrages, are useful – and beautiful too.

    Kate Kellaway, Guardian
  • [An] inspired new collection… She writes…with a driven perkiness… Throughout, there is a bold sexiness that goes beyond sex, that borders on camp, fey or funny… Marvellous odes… Beautiful.

    Kate Kellaway, Guardian Weekly
  • [It is] interspersed with acts of breathtaking linguistic daring.

    Charlotte Mendelson, Observer, Book of the Year
  • Her new collection, Odes, is an exquisite follow up [to Stag’s Leap.]

    Daily Telegraph

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