"This is a heartbreaking, eloquently drawn first novel about a young girl named Iva and the unstable, irresponsible, absentee father she can't help but love."
-- Library Journal
"Few writers understand young girls--the shy, the sassy, and the deeply wise--as well as Nicole Louise Reid."
-- Molly Giles, author of Iron Shoes
"[It] drips with the humid sweat of a sexy and mysterious southern gothic, but also examines our young heroine’s loneliness and despair in a way that opens up the world in a new, fantastic way.” -- Kevin Sampsell, author of This Is Between Us
"Nicole Louise Reid is one of the most bold and insightful writers on the contemporary scene."
-- Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife and Adam & Eve