A wild adventure through 18th-century England and Russia, medicine, madness, landscape and weather, rendered in prose of consummate beauty.
Dazzling . . . Miller tackles notions of mortality and humanity to brilliant effect . . . truly wonderful
Astoundingly good . . . it shines like a beacon among the grey dross of much contemporary fiction
A really remarkable first novel, original, powerfully written . . . Miller's narrative is gripping and his imagination extraordinary.
A timeless and thought-provoking fable about human nature . . . It is something very rare in modern fiction, a true work of art.
Strange, unsettling, sad, beautiful, and profound
A dazzling debut
A really remarkable first novel ... Miller's narrative is gripping and his imagination extraordinary
An extraordinary first novel
Exceptionally intelligent and elegant ... remarkable for its feeling and its humane sensibility
Funny, tender and exhilarating. It is something very rare in modern fiction, a true work of art