• "Diana Evans is a lyrical and glorious writer; a precise poet of the human heart"

    Naomi Alderman, author of The Power
  • "Thoughtful and intelligently observed... Evans's delicate prose weaves issues of racial identity and politics into the narrative so that they never feel heavy-handed...a deftly observed, elegiac portrayal of modern marriage, and the private – often painful – quest for identity and fulfilment in all its various guises"

  • "Ordinary very insightful… a detailed, well observed description of modern marriage"

    David Nicholls, Good Housekeeping
  • "It could easily be reimagined for the screen, though the film would not capture the sheer energy and effervescence of Evans’s funny, sad, magnificent prose"

  • "Diana Evans’s fiction is emotionally intelligent, dark, funny, moving. The sheer energy in her novels is enthralling. A brilliant craftswoman, a master of the form, she makes the reader ask important questions of themselves and makes them laugh at the same time"

    Jackie Kay