Reviews

  • "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"

    Observer
  • "Ordinary People...is very insightful… a detailed, well observed description of modern marriage"

    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"

    Guardian
  • "Achieves a moody, velvety atmosphere, as though events were unfolding under amber-tinted bulbs...offers a precise sketch of the British black middle class, with a daring fifth-act twist"

    Katy Waldman, New Yorker

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