Reviews

“This book sharpens the appetite for life.” 
Lindsay Clarke, author, The Chymical Wedding
 

“Enchanting, Roffey handles this modern-day metamorphosis beautifully; her imagery is original, the story completely beguiling.”
 - Eithne Farry, Daily Mail
 

“Full of sensuality…a delightfully unusual debut.” 
Katie Owen, The Times
 

“It’s rare to read a novel with such great heart.” 
Hannah Pool, The Guardian
 

“With its salivating fetish for sensuous Italian food, Roffey’s comic magical-realist fable about the importance of self-knowledge and human connections is like a kind of west London hybrid of Joanna Harris’ Chocolat and Hans Christian Anderson: completely whimsical, but also temptingly more-ish.” 
The Independent
 

"Roffey’s debut is quite magical…a brilliant idea, brilliantly executed.” 
The Mirror
 

“Enchanting.” 
Elle
 

“A mellow tale… Roffey is razor sharp on the daily humdrum….sun dog is a striking and original first novel.” 
Dazed and Confused
 

“Few first novels have a protagonist so instantly unforgettable as August Chalmin…Roffey’s writing is as compelling and beguiling as her central character. There will be few first novels this year that have the same sensuous appreciation of language…this is a debut novel much to be admired."
- Waterstone’s Books Quarterly
 

“Roffey strikingly captures her protagonist, deftly portraying his angst in this fascinating study of self-knowledge and love. An excellent debut.” 
Good Book Guide
 

“A warm, erotic novel.” 
The Big Issue
 

“This is an extraordinary first novel. Buy it then tell your friends to do the same.” 
Heat