"Okay. Short version? Read this book. It’s beautifully written—and the translator should get an award, because, WOW—it’s layered and beautifully crafted, the prose is gorgeous, Leonard Cohen’s lyrics are a perfect fit, and the story is dark and tragic and devastating (I wasn’t joking about blubbering at work) and it made me want to crawl under my desk until it was time to go home. In a good way.”

"Okay. Short version? Read this book. It’s beautifully written—and the translator should get an award, because, WOW—it’s layered and beautifully crafted, the prose is gorgeous, Leonard Cohen’s lyrics are a perfect fit, and the story is dark and tragic and devastating (I wasn’t joking about blubbering at work) and it made me want to crawl under my desk until it was time to go home. In a good way.”