'Chamber's understated account of a retired sheep shearer in a small Australian town deserves a wide readership' Catherine Taylor, Guardian.
'What a stupendous book. A wonderful, gripping story, beautifully told. He's the real thing; M.J. Hyland.
'This terrific Australian first novel is set in a working world. Chambers writes very powerfully about the sadness of memory' Kate Saunders, Sunday Times.
'A small gem of a book ... Tiptoe through pages of beautiful prose, nodding in admiration at lovingly rendered descriptions' Time Out.
'I've been waiting for years to read this strangely beguiling book' Alex Miller.
'Written with an authentic voice and infused with beauty, brutality and sadness, this is a compelling observation of men, women and country. A remarkably accomplished debut novel that is unputdownable' Irish Tatler.