"Unexpectedly haunting, its details catching like splinters in that part of the imagination that responds to pure storytelling" (Times Literary Supplement
is at once a still, almost silent thing, and a blistering human drama...Karnezis's great skill is in evoking the haunting beauty of lost places and souls... There is a strength and confidence to Karnezis's prose" (The Times
"Impressive... We witness justice and injustice, theological controversy, the politics of a tiny enclosed society, despair, cruelty, generosity, scandal, suspicion, and suicide, all told with immense verve and skill" (Sunday Times
"An impressive addition to the works of a master storyteller" (Independent
"This fragrant, fond and faintly otherworldly novel, with its final, poignant twist, is a memorable read" (The Lady
A major new novel from one of our finest young writers, author of Little Infamies
and The Maze.