'Gloriously offbeat... Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true, with a child's unsentimental clarity. A superb debut'
'Beguiling... you can't quite get the voice out of your head'
'Captivating... rendered with an appealing frankness, precision and emotional acuity'
'Thronging with incident, wonder and outré language... sharply funny, whimsical and innovative'