Reviews

“A master crafter of the short story.” (San Francisco Review of Books)

“Helprin has total command of his imagined world in these stories of astonishing scope and power.” (The Chicago Tribune)

“A kind of genius.” (The Spectator, London)

“[Helprin] moves from character to character and from culture to culture as if he´d been born and raised everywhere. And he´s expert with new and better yet with older short forms.” (John Gardner)

“Mark Helprin writes with ease and sureness . . . with a compassionate understanding and a clean lucid prose . . . of a kind that is all too rare in our fiction.” (Dan Wakefield, The New York Times Book Review)

“The author´s special capacity is the transmission of values as the unspoken and underlying dramatic force of his fiction.” (Harper´s Magazine)

“Mark Helprin´s tales are like the tides of a forgotten sea: he has the dreaming energy of an authentic fabulist. Language is used in the old bardic way: to command the senses, to make the moment stand still.” (Cynthia Ozick)

“An uncommonly strong voice.” (John Cheever)

“A dazzling collection.” (San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle)

“When you read these stories, as you must, you will, I believe, be lifted and awed.” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)