`A compassionate and often surprising tale of redemption ...
lingers long after the last page has been turned' -- Sarah Hughes, Observer
`Bracing ... a wonderfully funny and surprising exploration of
cultural differences' -- Christina Koning, The Times
`Charming ... brilliantly observed and sparingly rendered' -- Caroline McGinn, Guardian
`Duncker writes with warmth and wit' -- Alastair Sooke, Daily Telegraph
`This is a gem of a novel; wise, witty, warming and exquisitely
polished' -- Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday
From the Publisher
A intelligent, stylish page-turner. For fans of Ali Smith, A.L
Kennedy, Julian Barnes and Justin Cartwright's The Promise of Happiness.
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2007 - Best Book (Europe
and South Asia region).