• An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much everything else on the [Booker] longlist

    Daily Telegraph
  • Superbly crafted, enigmatic, tantalizing... Levy defies gravity in a daring, time-bending new novel... Head-spinning and playful, her writing offers sophistication and delightful artistry

    Kirkus (Starred review)
  • An ice-cold skewering of patriarchy, humanity and the darkness of the 20th century Europe

    The Times
  • It's clever, raw and doesn't play by any rules

    Evening Standard
  • Intelligent and supple...a dizzying tale of life across time and borders

    Financial Times
  • a brilliant Booker nominee

  • One of the big stories in English fiction this decade has been the return and triumph of Deborah Levy...You would call her example inspiring if it weren't clearly impossible to emulate.

    New Statesman
  • One of the best books I have ever read

    Katherine Angel via Twitter