"In my opinion, this is the best
American novel of 1958, and Peter Feibleman the most exciting discovery."
-Maurice Dolbier, N.Y. Herald Tribune
"An Artistic achievement...an ardent
new talent telling in fine sensuous prose the story of an in-between Alice in a wonderland
of blacks and whites."
-Borden Deal, N.Y. Times Book Review
"A remarkable book...great
sensibility, weird humor, poetry and a sense of tragedy. Bound to command attention
and to deserve it."
"Brilliantly written...a thoughtful
and deeply felt novel. Its author is a man to be watched."
-Gilbert Highet, Book-of-the-Month Club News
moving...ranging from grotesque comedy to elemental pathos...Cille's personality, vital,
sensitive, and resilient, illuminates every page...a full-fledged, first rate
-Warren Beck, Chicago Tribune
"Outstandingly well told...his book
is not a work of protest; it is a soft laugh at the whole spectrum of racial
"A feat of dazzling virtuosity...a
real triumph...extraordinary in its color, range, and depth."
-John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate