'Full of dark humour and astute observations, this is a deftly written rumination on the meaning of family and ancestry' -- Big Issue
`Hemmings deftly treads between sweetness and schmaltz... mischievous humour propels a simple tale of a dysfunctional family's coming together.' -- New Statesman
`darkly funny ... sharp story of emotional and sexual awakening... this quietly affecting story boasts a truly appealing comic creation' -- Metro
'Hemmings' assured touch...ensures that this novel steers a deliciously scenic route between heartbreak and hilarity.'
-- Daily Mail
'Hemmings' quirkily assured touch, her grasp of the absurd ... ensures this novel's balance between heartbreak and hilarity'
-- Marie Claire
'a brave and intelligent novel'
-- Sunday Telegraph
'a well-plotted, unexpectedly twisting saga' -- Guardian
'an enjoyable and enlightening ride.' -- The Big Issue Cymru
`Hemmings is an assured and subtle writer' -- Observer
`Simply penned and fast moving...[Matt King's] journey towards redemption is as hilarious as it is poignant' -- Psychologies
Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney.
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