Named a best book of the year by the australian book review, the A.V. Club, book riot, Buzzfeed, electric literature, Entropy, the milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NPr, nylon, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Prism international

Manguso’s need to write short has sharpened her lines into diamonds. The New Republic

Almost mathematical in its precision. San Francisco Chronicle

I wanted to gift it to everyone I know, read it aloud to strangers on the bus, and transcribe it by hand in its entirety like a holy text. Portland Mercury

Manguso wrenches the aphorism out of the grasp of Great Men. Literary Hub

So good that I keep throwing it across the room and going to pick it up again. Entropy

Refined, deliberate, carved out of silence. The Scofield

Manguso excels at the type of taut sentences that pierce right through you. Nylon