Reviews

  • "Billy is a book that will stay with me in my dreams"

    Tim O'Brien
  • "Although I only knew Billy Lee Turner for an all-too-brief 214 pages, I will mourn his death for the rest of my life"

    Claude Brown
  • "I kept trying to think of a writer who has done a better job of capturing clear, powerful and authentic language, the landscape, the people... I kept searching for comparisons and I kept coming up with masters of the art, from Aeschylus to Ernest Gaines"

    David Bradley
  • "He writes in...in the idiom of his characters, which is rhythmic, expressive, ultimately poetic, and brings William Faulkner to mind"

    Independent