'Tyszka is a perceptive, original writer. He has brought an unusually sophisticated understanding to a wonderfully intense, little novel. No sentimentality, no polemic, just emotion at its most resonant' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times.
'Tyszka's fable achieves an almost Coetzee-like level of resonant exactitude' Boyd Tonkin.
'powerful first novel ... gracefully examined to sometimes comic, but ultimately deeply moving effect' Good Book Guide.
'A great book' Michael Morpurgo.
'Powerful themes and powerful writing' Susan Hill.
'A small masterpiece' Theodore Dalrymple.