"Coulon's poetic cadence and lyrical prose, ably served by translator Kover, give the tale the quality of a fable in which uncontrollable desires, nature's capricious power, and violent anger and deceit erupt into a pitiless landscape [ . . . ] A quiet tale of love and vengeance."–Kirkus Reviews
"A powerful, riveting exploration of obsession and encroaching modernity. This sensual, bold novel will surprise and delight."–Publishers Weekly
"A saga of love and loss, colored with lush prose and a bold, unapologetic voice."–Literary Bread
"A fierce tale of love, madness, and possession."–Xavier Houssin, Le Monde des livres
"A harsh and combative novel which pays homage to the courage and persistence of women to stay alive and standing. Readers will emerge shattered and nourished with an undeniable and mysterious energy."–Le Parisien
"Cécile Coulon's writing swings constantly between gentleness and violence, and it's this wavering that carries us along through the story, hoping that the worst won't happen, yet knowing that no other end is possible."–20 Minutes
"A powerful, feverish novel that will move you."–Femme Actuelle, "5 Books to read during quarantine"