Shortlisted for the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Award in Fiction: "Stunning and strange . . . Sebald has done what every writer dreams of doing. . . . The book is like a dream you want to last forever. . . . It glows with the radiance and resilience of the human spirit."―Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review
"A masterpiece."―Richard Eder, The New York Times.