`An exceptionally beautiful book... A first novel that abounds in moments of emotional and physical abandon... Exquisite... Extraordinary.'
-- Stacey D'Erasmo, New York Times
`Brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane and beautiful... Open the cover and let Aciman pull the pin from the grenade.' -- Nicole Krauss
`The most exciting new fiction writer of the 21st century. Few novels since Proust's In Search of Lost Time are this adept at capturing the nuances of human emotion.' -- Diana Fuss, New York Magazine