• "The Vanishing Hours is a rare thing: a book shot through with compassion. Norris is more than a fine writer, he conveys a deep belief in humanity and its place in nature. This dreamlike, winding tale is a joy."

    A. L. Kennedy
  • "Gripping, humane and funny. The Vanishing Hours is both a stunning work of art, and an extraordinarily important novel for our time."

    Sophie Ratcliffe, author of The Lost Properties of Love
  • "A delicate tale of unexpected connection lights up another quiet masterpiece from Barney Norris"

    Waterstones Weekly
  • "A moving and unconventionally wise account of loss and memory and of how redemption works, even for those who resist it most."

  • "Steeped in the powerful idea of personal rebirth through the imaginative engagement in the suffering of others."