“Like John Irving on speed.”
- Volker Hühn, Lift Magazine, Stuttgart Germany
“Hallgrimur Helgason’s audacious new novel is gripping, darkly comic, and utterly original.”
- Valerie Martin, author of The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
“This novel is a shock, a laugh, an evocation of grief, and a tribute to survival and imagination.”
- Affinity Konar, author of Mischling
"What a novel! A gutsy, brilliant book: I could not tear myself away from it."
- Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites