Maria Flook “Strange, original, and fully absorbing.  Characters are rendered with such compassion and psychological acuity that they come alive.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“Gripping . . .Evocative . . .Flook writes with a tenderness and wisdom that is both startling and inspiring.” —Newsweek

“She is a Charon of the highways.  There is something both ancient and modern about the journey she takes us on.  She asks the right questions, evokes the right moods: pure hunger, pure need, pure compassion, pity, obsession.” —PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Citation

“Flook’s vivid and exhilarating writing puts her in the front ranks of new American writers.”—Annie Proulx