"Warner's language and pace astonish and reward. Her characters, male and female, elderly and children, strike again and again the unexpected true note, whether playing, grieving, lusting, skinning fowl for dinner or complaining about politics" (Marianne Wiggins Sunday Times)
"The Lost Father has all the pleasure of a literary crossword puzzle, combined with a brilliantly realised women's world... It is Warner's best novel so far" (Lorraine Fletcher Guardian)
"Marina Warner's fiction has a slow, dreamy quality that is at once pleasurable and slightly sinister... This is a moving book, and a very bookish one" (Lorna Sage Times Literary Supplement)
'An ambitious novel of rare imaginative power' - Independent
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.