'A remarkably taut narrative and a rousing testament to humanity's capacity for resilience.' Publishers Weekly, starred review.
'These are wonderful stories, both humorous and deadly serious, and sometimes with a touch of magic, as well.' Elizabeth Strout
'A first novel that enhances Becker's reputation as a major voice in American fiction . . .An exceptional debut, full of bittersweet truths and appealing characters.' Publishers Weekly
'. . .Geoffrey Becker is a skillful and engaging writer with a voice full of sympathy and gentle humor . . .' Alice McDermott