• "Comparable to the groundbreaking work of Toni Morrison, Cinder is a valuable addition to the chronicle of African American literature and is destined to become a literary classic"

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  • "Anyone who has read the fiction of William Faulkner will be familiar with this world... French is a poet at heart...there are moments of astonishing vividness throughout"

  • "The idiom of his characters is rhythmic, expressive, ultimately poetic, and brings William Faulkner to mind"