Reviews

  • A remarkably accomplished, polished debut.

    Malorie Blackman
  • The issues and subjects it takes on are big ... All are explored with great intelligence and sensitivity ... Zayyan's writing finds the lightness and fluency of a much more experienced novelist ... It is an epic novel in terms of historical, geographic, and cultural scope. It has much to recommend it: the tone, the structure, the ambition, and the clarity that enables the story to cover so much ground without ever becoming confused or lost during its 360-pages.

    BBC News
  • This moving tale of love and loss ... is well worth the wait.

    Independent
  • [A] powerful debut exploring migration, identity and racial prejudice.

    Mail on Sunday
  • If you've been looking for a novel that spins its plot around history, love, racism, ambition, faith, friendship and the sometimes crushing expectations of family, call off the search ... I've struggled with my attention span when it comes to reading during the third lockdown but this had me absolutely hooked ... incredibly skillful. I can't wait to see what she does next.

    Gemma Crisp

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