"Random House’s publication of Jose’s Three Filipino Women [is] a distinctive event and cause for celebration. In an era when corporate publishers rarely stick their necks out for risky literature, Random House deserves credit for putting its muscle behind a little-known Third World writer." — Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"After forty years of publishing verse, uncounted short stories, and seven novels in nineteen languages, and winning the 1980 Magsaysay Award, Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, E Sionil Jose is pleased to note that he is about to become what he calls an ‘overnight success’ in the United States." — Arnold Zeitlin, UPI, "Business World"
"America has no counterpart to Jose — no one who is simultaneously a prolific novelist, a social and political organizer, an editor and journalist, a small-scale entrepreneur…. Jose’s identity has equipped him to be fully sensitive to his nation’s miseries without succumbing, like many of his characters, to corruption or despair."
— James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly
"Sionil Jose writes English prose with a passion that, at its best moments, transcends the immediate scene. [He] is a masterful short story writer."
— Christina Chapman, International Herald Tribune
"The reader of his well-crafted stories will learn more about the Philippines, its people and its concerns than from any journalistic account or from a holiday trip there. Jose’s book takes us to the heart of the Filipino mind and soul ‘to the strengths and weaknesses of its men, women and culture.’"