D. M. Thomas is the author of the novel The White Hotel. He has translated works by Akhmatova and Pushkin.
"A novel of blazing imaginative and intellectual force."-Salman
"To describe this novel as spine-tingling in its indescribable poetic effect would be to trivialize its profoundly tragic theme. Say then that it is heart-stunning."-The New York Times
"Astonishing . . . elegantly experimental yet quite warm . . . A forthright sensuality mixed with a fine historical feeling for the nightmare moments in modern history, a dreamlike fluidity and quickness."-John Updike, The New Yorker
"A dazzler that lingers in the mind."-People