The international bestselling blockbuster to rival Birdsong and Atonement.
Rhidian Brook is an award-winning writer of fiction, television drama and film. His first novel, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, won several prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Paris Review, New Statesman and Time Out, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He is also a regular contributor to 'Thought For The Day' on the Today programme.
Profoundly moving, beautifully written * Independent *
An extraordinary read * Daily Mail *
Superb. This masterly novel wrings every drop of feeling out of a gripping human situation * Mail on Sunday, Novel of the Week *
Superb. Conjuring surprise after surprise * Guardian *
Excellent, original, masterly. A captivating tale not only of love among the ruins but also of treachery and vengeance * Literary Review *
Terrific. Suspicion, resentment and misunderstanding haunt this city. Richly atmospheric * Sunday Telegraph *
Arresting, unsettling and compelling; suffused with suffering and hope -- Claire Messud