"Gripping storytelling, indelible sense of time and place...Morgan turns the stories of prosaic lives into page-turners."
——The Raleigh News and Observer
"Simple but heartfelt -- a wonderful book...written in graceful, unadorned language."
"Reminiscent of James Dickey -- bearing the same naturalistic marks of clear, clean prose and often disturbing imagery...Morgan casts a stark story peopled with real, believable, and honest characters."
——The Baltimore Sun
"At their finest, his stripped-down and almost primitive sentences burn with the raw, lonesome pathos of Hank William's best songs."
——The New York Times Book Review