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