'Martin Malone's debut is breathtakingly assured - a rich, attractively male excavation of time and place, landscape and language, every word alert to the elements without and their emotions within." - Carol Ann Duffy
"Malone is a romantic at heart, feeling the landscape, living the language, catching the drift." - Simon Armitage
"This is a strong and distinctive new voice, with a rare ability to change pace and angle, to surprise the reader." Michael Symmons Roberts.