'A spellbinding novel, beautifully written in a lyrical, poetic style' Jacqui Patience, Shadow Independent Foreign Fiction Prize judge.
'A wonderful, exceptional writer ... a timeless storyteller' Carsten Jensen.
'Recalls a Nordic version of one of Cormac McCarthy's journeys ... Devour this book with a hot drink in a warm room' Boyd Tonkin, Independent.
'Stefánsson is an utterly unique writer' Dagbladet.
'Moving - linguistically and stylistically masterful' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
'Captivating ... the author eloquently harnesses an overwhelming sense of enormity and vastness ... this is a story of life, love and those left behind. It is a tale punctuated by the stark spectrum of human foibles, but equally one of strength, victory and selflessness in the face of adversity. The dizzying climax will leave you breathless' Susan Swarbrick, Glasgow Herald.
'Rarely have I read such a moving and grim account of the art of catching stars - outstanding' Weekendavisen.