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  • A poignant, gentle and astutely observed novel about marriage and the evolution of love

    Sunday Times, Novels of the Year 2020
  • A piece of perfection - a subtle, thought-provoking investigation of a marriage. It rings true. It's the best book I've read all year

    Irish Examiner
  • What a beautiful novel ... elegant, understated, subtly powerful, and rings so perfectly true ... Beautiful, poignant moments, drawn with such quiet power. And that quiet power is alive and at work on every page

    Donal Ryan
  • Beautiful and moving

    Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground
  • Insightful and deeply moving, this is a story of one man's grief that somehow manages to hold onto its sense of humour. I loved this book

    Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • Skilfully written with a wonderful lightness of touch ... An acutely observed portrait of a relationship ... filled with astute observations of human behaviour

    Irish Times
  • Kathleen MacMahon's prose could not appear more effortless or beautiful

    Sunday Independent
  • Heart-rending ... a tender and beautiful [love story] ... MacMahon's words ring with the honesty of truth, offering genuine insight into the human condition

    Business Post
  • A tender dissection of marriage

  • This elegant, tender novel is an absolute pleasure


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