M. A. Schorr, author of Heart’s Ladder: "A good writer does not die; Peter Caputo sends us remnants of stories that remind us of our own humanity."
George Kalogeris, author of Dialogos: "The classical, Mediterranean elegance of these stories is not simply decorative, or in thrall to its gift of enchantment. It is the semantic discipline and big-hearted range of expression that complex language requires, a lucid plane of regard that is, like all serious works of art, at the same time higher and lower."
Da Zheng, author of Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East: "These are genuine literary gems, rich with intertextual references and the intense musical concision of poetry. This book delivers an aesthetic pleasure that puts one in mind of Rilke, Kafka, Poe, Hawthorne, and Borges."
Zachary Bos, publisher, New England Review of Books: "Caputo’s mastery of his form bids us give him an old-fashioned name: teller of tales. Each of these fabulist shorts is a poignant feat of literary voice and profound vulnerability."
Matthew Kelsey, Managing Editor, Poetry Northwest: "The prose herein demands that we meet it with the most athletic and humane fibers of our intellect. Caputo shows an enviable mastery of syntax, respecting but testing the rules of the craft with such relentless vivacity that his writing becomes a true and spectacular body of work, replete with reliable pulse, a lucid vision uncompromised by the imagination that governs it—one that tantalizes us, haunts and enchants.