An unforgettable story, it tells of a demented old woman's past, as discovered by her male nurse. Set on a tiny Caribbean island, where the scent of flowers and the buzz of insects thicken the air, it announces Mootoo as a notable talent who discards convention as she touches on issues of identity, fear and devotion.
Scotland on Sunday
Funny, tender, shocking and young, Cereus Bloom at Night has at its heart a cry of pain and sacrifice but also a glimmer of the promise of redemption.
Mail on Sunday
Her readers are taken on a fabulous journey and awake refreshed as if from a deep dream-filled sleep.