“[Shacochis delivers] some of the most brilliant, seductive prose being written today.” —Newsday

“Shacochis’s storytelling talents are spellbinding.” —StarTribune (Minneapolis)

“Shacochis has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured.” —The Washington Post

“If there’s a better writer in the States who matches language rhythm to landscape and the beat of the heart in the Caribbean, I ain’t found him. Shacochis is top-shelf.” —Barry Hannah