• "Enthralling and powerful"

    The Times
  • "This is a confident and poignant novel and succeeds in animating a set of people rarely seen in literary fiction"

  • "A rare and remarkable achievement"

    Los Angeles Times
  • "Destined to be a classic"

    Melbourne Herald Sun
  • "The Sound of One Hand Clapping achieves the difficult task of making clear and real the lives of those who normally stay hidden in history. From its wonderfully atmospheric opening to its touching conclusion, this is a heartbreaking story"

    Literary Review