A masterful new novel. . . Ingenious. . .Hemon is as much a writer of the senses as of the intellect.
-Washington Post Book Review
Incandescent. When your eyes close, the power of this novel, of Hemon's colossal talent, remains.
-Junot Dfaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Hemon is immensely talented-a natural storyteller and a poet, a maker of amazing, gorgeous sentences in what is his second language.
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
Remarkable, and remarkably entertaining. -The New York Times Book Review A physical, historical, and pre-eminently psychological journey.
-San Francisco Chronicle
Stunning...[a] vivid novel...wildly palpably real.
A measured, clear spotlight of injustice, made all the more eloquent by the prickly humor of the author.
-Los Angeles Times
Hemon's writing sometimes reminds one of Nabokov's...yet the feat of his reinvention exceeds the Russian's.
-James Wood, The New Yorker
A profoundly moving novel...A literary page-turner that combines narrative momentum with meditations on identity and mortality.