"The stakes are urgent, emotionally and dramatically, and I often felt my heart rising into my throat or my stomach lurching as though I'd been kicked by a goat. Let me explain you something: This is what I want from fiction, a story that is, and makes me feel, very much alive."
"For Liontas, the deepest truths and best-lived lives have a tendency to continually explain, or unfold, themselves."--Katy Waldman
"Liontas adds tremendously to the novel's ambiance through Stavros's idiomatic language, expertly reveals the layers of her characters' lives, and perfectly captures their emotional temperatures in an unputdownable read."--Publishers Weekly
"Serving readers many Greek delicacies, both culinary and vernacular, Liontas's multigenerational tale of miscommunications and mistakes is a delectable, provocative achievement."--Library Journal
"Narrator Robertson Dean...faithfully delivers Stavros's infuriating behaviors, patriarchal tyranny, and biting comments and shines when expressing Stavros's wry outsider's observations. He deftly creates Stavros's second-generation-Greek-American daughters, late wife, and black mistress with the slightest shifts in voice and attitude." S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile