"This is the tale of a natural loner of immense gifts and vision—like Coetzee's Michael K—and is unlike any book I've read, by an author who seems enviably free: to stretch the limits of genres by blending fable and crime fiction; to tell a story at his own pace, in exquisite detail and from a rich choral perspective ... It's an extraordinary feat of writing, as is Claire Wadie's impeccable translation."

Sophie Hughes, translator of Hurricane Season and Paradais by Fernanda Melchor