The details of this wild and lonely setting are wonderfully conveyed, and the whole episode . . . has the same magical surreal quality as Matilda's flights of fancy in 'Mister Pip'
Jones -- author of Mister Pip -- braids these two wistful affairs into an affecting meditation of family, duty and the awkward catchment of love
'It sounds so light-hearted - a story about dance and love - and yet it is also so ineffably sad, just like the tango itself, heartbreaking and exhilarating. In fact, Jones has solved something that's notoriously difficult: how to write about music so that the words themselves express its character . . . a skillfully constructed book, gracefully traversing huge distances in time and geography, as well as character. It's very rich, but never hard work.'
'Much like a tango, this novel goes forward and backwards in stops and starts, is sensual,has passion and tells a story of love'