Guardian Review

Guardian Review

Infinite Sky by CJ Flood (a tale of Gypsies,young love and rebellion in rural England), reviewed by Simon Mason

Infinite Sky is Flood's debut novel, and it's tempting to ask what marks her out. I think it's her lack of fear. It's noticeable in the details, which are so true to themselves without being showy, but more striking still, I think, in her storytelling. She is unafraid to enter the trickiest, most fraught areas, especially in the highly emotional finale. The fact that a whole novel's worth of unresolved questions remain only strengthens the impression that here is a story assured enough and tough enough to be itself, exhilaratingly uninterested in such niceties as neat conclusions. SIMON MASON