"Kaye Gibbons can distill a character's experience into those few turning points that make all the difference."
— Elizabeth Spencer, author of Jack of Diamonds
"A vivid, unsentimental, powerful novel,"
— Publishers Weekly
"A memorable heroine who rescues herself."
— Alice Hoffman, New York Times Book Review
"One of those novels that you feel compelled to read from cover to cover in one sitting."
— Linda Taylor, Sunday Times (London)
"Like all the best books, this is one to keep, treasure and read time and time again."
— Amanda Wood, Time Out (London)
"Kaye Gibbons is twenty-seen years old and a great talent. To be continued."
— Aleth Pauluel-Marmount, Cosmopolitan (Paris)