"A harrowing, brilliant novel."–The New Yorker.
"A powerful new novel… Thorton seems to have wedded his study of such writers as Borges and Marquez with thy his own instinctive gift for metaphor, and in doing so, created his own brand of magical realism"–The New York Times.
"Remarkable… Deeply inventive… Thorton has imagined Argentina truly; his inspired fable troubles and feeds our own intriguing imagining."–Los Angeles Times.
"Imagining Argentina is a slim volume filled with beautiful writing. It is an exciting adventure story. It is a haunting love story. And it is a story for all time."–Detroit Free Press.
"The writing is crystalline, the metaphors compelling… Its central theme is universal."–The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"In a time when much North American fiction is contained by crabbed realism, Thorton takes for his material one of the bleaker recent instances of human cruelty, sees in it the enduring nobility of the human spirit and imagines a book that celebrates that spirit."–The Washington Post Book World.
"A powerful first novel and a manifesto for the memorializing power of literature."–The New York Times Book Review.
"A profoundly hopeful book."–The Cleveland Plain Dealer