A vibrant style, a brilliant novel
Every word is in the right place and the result is pure music
A devastating novel
A powerful, moving monologue that weaves intimate voices with the history of contemporary Portugal
Exceptional ... absolutely compelling ... this novel is truly unforgettable
Quite extraordinary and a privilege to read . . . Devastating but immensely moving . . . Violeta among the Stars is related with rare eloquence
Both the translator Ángel Gurría-Quintana and Cardoso herself are true masters of their craft . . . an artistic achievement in style and form that will move you, even if you don't want it to. It is an extraordinary piece of writing on the life of an ordinary woman.