• "Cheever's debut novel is skittish, mercurial and ringing with life"

  • "The best introduction to Cheever's work...richly inventive and vividly told"

    New York Times Magazine
  • "A tapestry woven from the threads of emotion, tragedy, comedy...and the irony so wonderfully evident in the author's short stories...a literary mosaic...Cheever is a pleasure to read"

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "A brilliantly written novel, vastly and sometimes sadly, amusing"