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'As always in MacLaverty’s pages , everything is alive with absorbing actuality. Characterisation has total credibility. Dialogue is pitch perfect…. Seamus Heaney recorded Ulster’s tribal butchery in great poetry. MacLaverty does so in great fiction.'
Peter Kemp The Sunday Times 16 July 2017
'MacLaverty makes an impressive return with Midwinter Break: the small details of an elderly couple’s trip to Amsterdam build into a profound portrait of ageing, alcoholism, faith and love.'
The Guardian 26 July 2017
AND THE PREPUBLICATION REACTION IN AMERICA...
'An affecting portrait of a couple more than 40 years married as they confront the idea that one of them is thinking of leaving . . . A closely observed, deeply sympathetic rendering of a relationship and the fissures that threaten to wreck it.'
'there are numerous outstanding, jewel-like scenes … this is a satisfying, thoroughly enjoyable, and even at times tongue-clucking read.'
'This graceful novel’s final page is exquisite.'