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Critical Praise

"Every story is a masterpiece...in the Southern tradition of Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner."

——USA Today

"Gay confirms his place in the Southern fiction pantheon."

——Publishers Weekly

"A writer of striking talent."

——Chicago Tribune

"One perfect tale follows another, leaving you in little doubt that Gay is a genuine poet of the ornery, the estranged, the disenfranchised, crafting stories built to last."

——The Seattle Times

"William Gay is richly gifted: a seemingly effortless storyteller...a writer of prose that's fiercely wrought, pungent in detail yet poetic in the most welcome sense."

——The New York Times Book Review