‘A delicate, complex, moving novel, one to withstand – demand even – an instant second reading.’
'The elegance of Van Booy’s evocative prose has led to comparisons with F. Scott Fitzgerald; it’s some claim but one this little gem of a book completely justifies.'
'Van Booy writes with muted, unsentimental elegance about the impulses that bind us together.'
'Simon Van Booy’s reputation can only grow... There’s a crispness to [his] writing... It is the beginnings of poetry...
it carries you with it effortlessly.'
'There is a sustaining pleasure in wondering how the strands of the story will tie together.'