Sweeping ... Love stories and...grief breathe life into Pickhart’s meticulously researched depictions of Ukraine’s struggle. The action unfolds at breakneck pace, making for an unforgettable reading experience and a critical lesson in ongoing global history.
Disquieting ... The novel ends where it must, and Pickhart doesn’t pull any punches; this is an unremittingly dark novel, but it’s never exploitative. Pickhart employs an unusual structure ... Innovative, emotionally resonant, and deeply affecting, this is a more-than-promising debut from a very talented writer ... An excellent debut from an author who's bursting with talent.