• 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.


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