• "A whole swathe of poor and underprivileged America is evoked by one of the country's most rarified stylists"

    James Wood
  • "One of the most important novels of our time.. Read it and be ennobled"

    New York Times
  • " is rough, it is elegant, it is pure. It is also indispensable, if you earnestly desire to know what is happening to the human soul in the USA."

    Saul Bellow
  • "One of our truly fine writers...Moving and excellent"

    Washington Post