I devoured this in one day. Devoured feels like a fitting word for a book filled with hunger-fuelled madness whose reaching emptiness is balanced perfectly by the fullness of its alpine setting. I can see why Morandini, and this translation of the book, has received so many accolades. It felt at once real and hilarious but also filled with a magic you only find in the woods. It reminded me of both Train Dreams and Too Loud a Solitude, two books I love, and it will sit firmly with them as a secluded favourite.

(Natalie Harney, Work Over Easy)

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