“An interplay of serious thought and dazzling wit. . . . It’s moving, it’s funny, it’s frightening . . . fiction at its best.”—New York Times Book Review.
“A marvelously entertaining performance . . . with enormous brio and élan.” —The New York Times
“A novel of adultery . . . that is English, obsessive and dangerous. . . . There are all the wonderful aspects of love here: guilt, remorse, terror, denial. . . . Barnes has made talk an art.” —The Washington Post
“It spirals eerily from jaunty high spirits into a deeper, more pensive realm that challenges perceptions of who we are, and how we change. . . . It has a perfectly modulated tone, shrewdly observed characters, and a cunning wisdom.” —Newsday