• "Deepa Anappara is a writer of considerable talent. This is a wonderful, energetic book filled with humour and pathos. Charming, sensitive and deeply moving"

    Nathan Filer, Costa Prize-winning author of The Shock of the Fall
  • "A moving and confident novel about the preciousness of life. The storytelling is distinctive and immersive"

    Nikesh Shukla, author and editor of The Good Immigrant
  • "The children at the heart of this story will stay with you long after you turn the last page… a wonderful debut"

    Christie Watson, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Language of Kindness