This is a striking and remarkable debut for the first-time novelist. Not merely dark and gritty, it endows earth and blood with elemental significance.
The Herald (Scotland)
A spellbinding debut novel... the author captures the world with an eerie beauty.
Nottingham Post (5* Press Association review)
There is a powerful vision behind this debut novel... Collins is a writer to watch.
While on the surface The Burial resembles a dominant strand of Australian fiction concerned with reimagining historical figures and events, its oddness and lyricism place it closer to recent novels that probe and query the possibilities of historical fiction.