• Names of The Women unerases the erased, gives voice to the silenced, restores the lost, and brings dazzling, smouldering life to stories long left for dead. It is literally a tale that's waited a thousand years to be told.

    Marlon James, Winner of the 2015 Booker Prize
  • Names of the Women is an extraordinary work of restoration, playful invention, and stark beauty. In Jeet Thayil's skilled telling the gospel stories, which have lasted so long, spread so far, and become so dulled by familiarity, have their deep original strangeness returned to them.

    Chris Power
  • An electrifying new treatment of the old story; haunting, mysterious, intelligent.

    Tessa Hadley
  • Achingly beautiful. Powerful, poetic and profoundly feminist.

    Jennifer Croft

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