RaveThe Times Literary Supplement...intelligent and immersive novel, skilfully translated ... Zerán’s elegiac novel deals less in narrative than sensation, and the loss or lack thereof ... Though both surreal and captivating, the plot of this novel feels largely secondary to the cathartic experience of reading it ... The reader is repeatedly stalled in their attempts to build up a coherent narrative of the characters’ past ... The reader, too, is almost intoxicated, not by Paloma exactly but by this rhythmic fixation ... Zerán seamlessly alternates between the voices of Iquela and Felipe, highlighting the opposing and gendered ways they have reacted to the circumstances of their childhood ... The Remainder could be framed as a road-trip novel, but it is anything but expansive in its scope. Scenes take place almost exclusively in confined spaces ... There is no true resolution in The Remainder, but that does not diminish the work ... we leave feeling more aware of our limits, our past and our interior life.