"My first YA book read since I became an OYA (old young adult) and I read it because I am a huge Jerome Charyn fan. Now I'm a huge YA fan. There's something about a YA book that makes you feel timeless."
- Lenore Riegel, book publicist
"Jerome Charyn beautifully evokes the home front during wartime and the boyhood of a writer in this offbeat and wonderful book."
- Hilma Wolitzer, author
"Charyn is the fastest writer in America...his pace on the page, the second-per-second, almost cinematic crosscutting he does in a scene, a paragraph, a sentence."
- Stanley Elkin, author