“A dazzling first novel… Events are presented with such authority that they hum with both the authenticity of real life and the mythic power of fable.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Astonishing… Morris’s book should be judged on its own merits, and against the work of our most highly practiced and accomplished novelists.”

“An impressive debut… a work that is unusual and rich.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

“It is your worst dream come true, the childhood nightmare of being abandoned and lost amid the senseless, random violence of the world… Ms. Morris is a writer to reckon with.”
The New York Times Book Review