"This haunting, slender novel is a kind of tiny Rosetta Stone
to Toni Morrison's entire oeuvre.... Morrison has found a
new, angular voice and straight-ahead storytelling style that
showcase her knowledge of her characters, and the ways in which
violence and passion and regret are braided through their lives,
the ways in which love and duty can redeem a blighted past."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review
"Immaculate.... Beautiful, brutal...perfect prose."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Taut, lacerating…. One of our national literary treasures
continues to marshal her considerable talents to draw a deeply
-Booklist (starred review)
"A deceptively rich and cumulatively powerful novel.... A novel
that illuminates truths that its characters may not be capable of
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)