"An extraordinary novel of magnificent scope" (Evening Standard
"Faulks is beyond doubt a master" (Financial Times
"His most ambitious novel yet... Love, loyalty, courage, compassion, goodness...these are the poles around which his always skilful storytelling revolves" (Independent
"Shocking and enlightening...touching and affecting" (Daily Mail
"He is the best novelist of his generation" (Scotsman
Moving and challenging in equal measure, Human Traces
explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are.