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  • A lockdown story of wayward genius... Lyrical visions alternate with fables and farce, history with Covid, in the scheme-busting fifth part of Smith's seasonal quartet

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The Guardian
  • Scintillating... Companion Piece, like life, is messy, funny, sad, beautiful and mysterious

    Alex Preston, Observer
  • A glorious, entertaining and expert portrayal of the world we live in, seen by the most beguiling and likeable of novelistic intelligences

  • Both a standalone novel and a coda to her Seasonal quartet, Ali Smith's latest, set during the pandemic, offers a wise and humane voice for perilous times

    Financial Times

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