'A quickly paced read, which drips with sumptuous imagery.'
'First-time novelist Madeleine Tobert has written a totally convincing fiction about a small island community, somewhere in the Pacific, still untainted by Western ways.'
'Written with a graceful simplicity . . . a straightforward, fable-like tale'
'Written with warmth and humour and has plenty of unexpected turns.'
'[Tobert's] creative skills and care with her writing shine through in this impressive first novel.'
'Extraordinary and absorbing . . . recommended for a read you will find both lyrical and memorable.'
'An intergenerational narrative of stunning lyrical quality.'