One of the finest novels of the year.
— Georgia Straight
An epic tale of loyalty [and] betrayal
— The National Post
A lean, powerful book about quiet, emotional people. It animates a world that any smalltown North American could identify in a moment, yet it transcends this environment to evoke something universal: how people live through loss, and how they talk about what matters, or don’t.
— The Guardian
Wilson’s world is dangerous and unpredictable, and his writing has a terrific, understated force.
— The Times
DW Wilson takes his place with other North American writers such as David Vann and Daniel Woodrell in eking out savage grace and empathy through muscular prose.
— The Sunday Herald
Wilson’s description and dialogue . . .attain [a] lean, elemental punch, a total and exhilarating exclusion of the extraneous.
— The Globe and Mail