“David Prete is scary good. Our very own Bronx Chekhov."

- Elizabeth Gilbert

“Compelling"

- Library Journal

“Heartfelt"

- Kirkus Reviews

“Laugh-out-loud scenes"

- Booklist

“Brilliant. Prete is a gifted writer."

- Bookviews

"Prete's complicated affection for neighborhood life gives his debut authority and individuality."

- Publishers Weekly

"Prete is especially good at creating indelible characters.”

             -LA Times

W.W. Norton & Company

"Only a profound talent can write stories that are at once simple and deep.”

- Darin Strauss