Saturated with kaleidoscopic, erotic description and driven by a
keen awareness of race and class, this lush historical work opens a
door to an exotic, imaginary world.-Publishers Weekly
A haunting, almost hallucinatory work that seems destined to propel Powell to wider recognition.-Chicago Tribune
Brilliant writing and the careful sculpturing of characters enables us to experience the crossing of boundaries. . . . Powell has achieved something wonderful-a postmodern tale and a darned good yarn.-Ms.