"A beguiling and brave debut novel... Beautifully descriptive, this book captures perfectly the anguish of pre-war Europe, and the outdated colonialism of Ceylon."
The Good Book Guide
"Captivating...an unusual perspective on the well-worn theme of war and what it feels like to be young and not in charge of your destiny."
The Luxemburger Wort
"Impressive in its strength and delicacy...the work of ayoung writer to look out for."