"Exquisite. . . . Olafsson delivers the story like our minds deliver memory-in stretches of calm, in flashes of intensity, with jagged edges of remorse, in self-protective remove. . . . We turn the pages because we are entranced by the pristine quality of the prose."
"Quietly moving. . . . An evocative tale of grief and hope."
——The New York Times Book Review
"Sublime. . . . Olafsson is a gifted dramatist."
——The Denver Post
"Memorable. . . . Olafsson is a master puppeteer, violently pulling the strings of memory, desire and fate, even as the words flow calmly and sensuously from his pen."