"No one describes the wonders and aches of love as sensuously as Colin Channer, and Channer has no rival when it comes to capturing the rhythmic beauty of island patois on the page. In Passing Through, Channer’s silky prose is at its absolute finest; the stories are interwoven like a tapestry, a tapestry which scans across the panorama of Caribbean history to create an entirely new vocabulary of love, loss and discovery."
Z.Z. Packer, author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
"Colin Channer is a wonderfully funny, piercing, crafty and compassionate writer, and Passing Through is a remarkable literary achievement. The stories bring with them the keen thrill of having discovered a truly fresh, original voice-Channer’s multiform vision of the Carribean and the people who flow in and out of it is an exciting and even vital contribution to the world of the short story."
Dan Chaon, author of You Remind Me of Me and Among the Missing
"Passing Through takes you to the islands, into the nitty-gritty of being an islander, and the taste of being in the Caribbean. And Colin’s smooth Jamaican rhythm comes through his sentences. If you can’t take a trip, take this as a little taste." -Toure, author of Soul City
"A splendid collection by one of the Caribbean Diaspora’s finest writers. These tales are masterful distillations that teem with humor, with passion, with hope. Channer’s compassion never fails to amaze." -Junot Diaz