“So acute, indeed, are Mr. Galgut’s descriptions—of a character’s inner life, a body’s fragility, a family’s shared wounds, a country’s accumulated scars—that they seem like our perceptions, not his. [ . . . ] Time and again in Mr. Galgut’s fiction, South Africa materializes, vast, astonishing, resonant. And on this vastness, he stages intimate dramas that have the force of ancient myth.”
Read the full review in the Wall Street Journal.