'wonderfully entertaining' Book Group.
'an engaging and enlightening addition to the east-meets-west genre' Daily Mail.
'Dastgir has crafted a vibrant, at times comic and sometimes scary debut novel - a tale of one Pakistani family's attempts to assimilate into still often-hostile British society and of the hidden networks of Islamic extremism that extend outwards from London' Alison Roberts, London Evening Standard.
'[A] fine debut ... Dastgir, who was born in England but lives in Brooklyn, knows how to spin a yarn, with characters who leap off the page' Thomas Quinn, The Big Issue.
'Among the strengths of [her] writing are the naturalistic flow of her dialogue and her ear for the Yorkshire lilt. Her screenwriting flair also shines through in the deft jump-cuts between Lahore, Whitechapel and Yorkshire, and the arresting images of London's urban decay' Anna Travis, Times Literary Supplement.