"A novel of restrained tenderness and laconic humour."
"Stealthy, seductive story-telling that draws you into a world of silent rage and quite unexpected relationships. Compelling and convincing from beginning to end."
"Bakker's outstanding debut novel, set in the Dutch countryside, is one of those rare works of fiction that everyone should read."
Intelligently thoughtful --Irish Times
'Quietly astonishing.' --Jonathan Gibbs, Times Literary Supplement
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, this is the new novel, set in the UK, from the author of the IMPAC Dublin prize-winning bestseller The Twin