‘It’s thrilling to read writing like this. Panels of visual perfection strung throughout give sustained lapidary brilliance. [A]n extravagantly good novel. Not only does it have assurance and authority, it is made with that remarkable magical force of authenticity.’

                    Helen Elliott,  Saturday Age

' (A) cosmopolitan, thoughtful, ludic. erudite novel whose tone is carefully modulated and very funny. ... The fact that fiction so nuanced and uncompromising is still being written in such a commercially driven climate feels both brave and admirable.'

                    Jude Cook,   Literary Review (UK)