'Mesmerizing, even heart-breaking... vivid... David Guterson explores the fissures in our divided souls.' -- The Seattle Times, Mary Ann Gwinn
'[Guterson's] most brilliant and provocative novel yet... He presents the reader with the quintessential questions of value and choice that shape life.' -- Oregan Daily-News, Bill Duncan
'...Guterson is widely recognised as a novelist of considerable talent and The Other will consolidate his high reputation.'
-- Waterstones Book Quarterly
'The Other is heartbreaking, laugh-out-loud funny, involving and emotionally true... In Guterson's hands, it embraces the world.'
-- The Olympian, Barbara Mcmichael
'There are beautifully observed moments ... Guterson writes beautiful, persuasive prose, harking back to Hemingway, with a glimmer of wit that brings a modern sensibility' -- Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph
'With this novel, Guterson has made a highly significant contribution to American literature...Remarkable'
-- Giles Foden, Guardian
`Elegiac ... Guterson's intention is not to ratchet up tension, but rather sedately to ruminate on the nature of compromise and idealism in the 21st century'
-- Daily Mail
`Gentle, intelligent sadness that makes it such a fine novel is actually born of that conventionality' -- Independent
`With this novel, Guterson has made a highly significant contribution to American literature, touching on a number of persistent themes... remarkable' -- Guardian