*New York Times Book Review
"Canty’s forte is to examine human relationships with the precision of a Sue Miller or Louise Erdrich within the context of a fast-moving narrative. Once he’s got you in his thrall, you’re as helpless as his lovers in the hands of fate."
–Newsday on Nine Below Zero
"This is first love in all its swift and overwhelming intensity. Both poignant and honest."
–Detroit News/Free Press on Into the Great Wide Open
"A darkly nuanced, exquisite first collection of stories. Canty navigates the many gulfs and eddies of skewed relationships with unflinching concentration."
–Entertainment Weekly on A Stranger in this World
"Gripping Canty possesses an instinctive ability to create old-fashioned, highly-plotted stories, rich with incident and narrative tension."
–New York Times
"Kevin Canty is a storm of talent His imagination is a dark wood with wildlife in it."
"These are lean, powerful stories, which is not to say they are lacking in tenderness. Canty knows how to hurts us the way Flannery O’Connor did."
–Los Angeles Times
"Kevin Canty’s stories are direct portrayals of indistinct moments. As with Didion and Carver, the white space is as important as what’s filled in. Canty charts a landscape all his own."