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"a brooding family drama that has something of the timeless quality of good soap opera" Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

 

"intense hatreds trickle through this short novel like meltwater" Observer 

 

"intensely visual ... a brooding, atmospheric, Scandinavian late night movie" Independent on Sunday

 

"a heart-stoppingly intense historical novel of grand scope" The White Review

 

"This short, intense novel examines concepts of home, inheritance and the connection between personal and international conflict." Times Literary Supplement
 

"Asko Sahlberg brings regal drama to a farmhouse. … The comparison with Shakespeare might seem grandiose, but it’s justified." Helsingin Sanomat

 

"Sahlberg’s short novel is a powerful narrative about truth, age, and the significance of blood-ties." Pohjalainen

 

"Sahlberg is a master in personifying surroundings and using striking images." Pohjolan Sanomat