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  • MacLaverty locates the precise point where life bleeds into art, and art into the best writers through the ages, he is confident and questioning, engaged and wise.

    Hilary Mantel
  • This fine collection reaffirms MacLaverty's place among the greatest short story writers of his generation.

  • I can't think of another living writer whose attention to the small acts and seemingly inconsequential details of our lives unlocks so much emotional truth.

    Carys Davies
  • Each new collection is its own rare gift - and one to be savoured.

    Sunday Times
  • A stunning achievement. Bernard MacLaverty is undoubtedly one of the finest and most gifted writers at work today, and in terms of the short story he has no better

    Billy O'Callaghan

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