• "A beautiful book"

    Joan Didion
  • "Wonderful"

    Andre Dubus
  • "So quotidian, so possible, so plausible, that it is more terrifying to read...than to read of the disasters and massacres of kings"

  • "Every good writer I know acknowledges Yates as a master"

    Kurt Vonnegut
  • "Yates's trademark blackness does not seem out of place or excessive... the skilful sketches of Prentice's colleagues bring an element of humanity to a sordid and inhumane topic"

    Leyla Sanai,