"Wickedly knowing, mischievously post-modern and magical realist along the lines of Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Robertson Davies" (Time Out
"Gripping, full of horror and humour" (Literary Review
"A compelling chronicle of love and loss... His most intricate and fully imagined novel" (San Francisco Chronicle
"Irving's storytelling has never been better" (New York Times
"His best since Garp
A masterpiece from one of the great contemporary American writers.