by Dimitri Verhulst
Allen and Unwin. Romance, Adult Other. Paperback rrp $24.99
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis
All the unique characters in this book have been precisely constructed and the perfect prose is unforgettable. Humour and passion is woven into the ordinary lives of the mainly male cast which transforms them into extraordinary individuals beneath the masterful manipulation of the writer.
The descriptions of the surrounding forests and rivers, the snow, the isolation and the way the natural world is regarded and protected, puts the reader right into the story with all their senses awakened. Finely crafted and superbly translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, this is a book not to be missed.