A big book in every sense: big themes, big characters, and big stories, by a writer with big talent. This is a compulsively readable, complicated, fascinating novel that richly deserves comparison to the works of Umberto Eco, David Mitchell, and Vladimir Nabokov.
Baume’s debut novel is a heartbreaking story of loneliness and friendship, depression and pure joy, as revealed through the relationship between a man and the dog he rescues. Baume’s transcendent use of language and utterly original voice had me stopping to read whole sentences — even entire paragraphs — aloud. Spill Simmer Falter Wither is an amazing achievement by a writer who makes her work seem effortless. --Mary Wolf
Dacey’s unforgettable characters are depicted with dignity and heart, and in all of their tragic reality they also reflect the hope and determination of people who still have further to go. We’ve Already Gone This Far is the debut of a naturally gifted storyteller. --Mary Wolf
Who hasn't felt like a werewolf from time to time? Well, even if you haven't, this inventive and engrossing coming-of-age story will leave you howling with delight. --Mary Wolf
Beautifully written and an amazing, generation-spanning, continent-crossing story. --Mary Wolf
“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates