A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE GUARDIAN: 'DEEPLY PLEASURABLE'
A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE SPECTATOR: 'WHAT A JOY'
'A towering achivement' Financial Times
'Inventive, bold, unexpected' Sunday Times
'Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders'
'A real masterpiece. A funny, touching, profound book that made me cry like a little girl on the last page'
'A remarkable accomplishment, a true gift to the world'
'Ardent, gripping, and inventive to the core'
Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird,' a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change.
As he navigates the challenges of life - confronting the death of his sister and the absence of his brother; taking care of his parents as they approach the end of their lives; raising his granddaughter when her mother, Marco's own child, can no longer be there for her; coming to terms with his love for the enigmatic Luisa - Marco Carrera comes to represent the quiet heroism that pervades so much of our everyday existence.
A thrilling novel about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end.