"A collage of science, ideas, romance, and adventure. . . . Fascinating." --Boston Globe
"Epic in scope, yet suffused with intimate emotions, Sebastian Faulks's seventh novel is one of those rare works of fiction that satisfies on every level." --Chicago Tribune
Complex and engrossing. . . . A leisurely, enjoyable read . . . always credible and humane. --Rocky Mountain News --.
Faulks is beyond doubt a master.
One of the most impressive novelists of his generation.
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