“Appealingly meditative. . . . A compelling story, with a clever twist. . . . Kertész writes with characteristic lucidity, grace, and grim-gay humor.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A sophisticated and brilliant dissection of nihilistic power and its servants.”
—Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A timeless, placeless parable. . . . A chilling procedural of moral degradation.”
—New York Magazine
"Hopefulness in the face of tragedy makes Kertesz a joy to read, even when he describes our darkest horrors."
"Kertesz spins a deeply self-conscious web of psychological drama."
—The New York Sun