'Novel About My Wife is the fascinating portrait of a marriage, in all its labyrinthine complexity and tenderness. A beautiful, shocking book, it had me gripped from its very first sentence' Maggie O'Farrell 'A frightening tale of delusion ... fast and inexorable ... Perkins draws out the emotional tension and the thematic parallels while keeping the action tight and gripping' Sunday Times 'A sensuous and compassionate study of a doomed relationship, which suggests that love can survive the vicissitudes of modern life; and, perhaps, death itself' Daily Mail 'Chilling ... One of the year's most intimate novels' Time Out
Financial Times, Seven Magazine, May 18th, 2008
Emily Perkins picks out Tom's memories with the nimbleness and accuracy of a hummingbird. From love and death, madness and abuse, she makes a sharp, playful story.