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Reviews

  • A superb novel; a nuanced, sad, hilarious portrait of a family and a country

    PAULA HAWKINS
  • This story was so powerful, the writing so strong and supple... What an achievement

    CLARE CHAMBERS
  • A moving, brilliantly told family epic . . . darkly comic . . . phenomenally good

    ELIZABETH DAY
  • Layered, clever...with a gripping story

    CLAIRE FULLER, Daily Mail, Books of the Year
  • A brilliant book told over four decades and four funerals . . . These are characters dancing on the edge of ruin . . . Intoxicating

    ANNA HOPE
  • Astonishing . . . about fate and loss, about three siblings and land, a promise made a broken

    COLM TOIBIN
  • A remarkable tale of four generations of one South African family and of the country itself... No wonder it won the Booker

    Observer, Books of the Year
  • Vivid and suggestive, moving and often very funny

    Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
  • Outstanding . . . Gripping . . . There is also plenty of unexpected comedy

    BBC News
  • Brilliant... Rarely have I had such a strong sense, while reading a novel, that I myself was there, in the room with the characters

    Financial Times

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