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From the Publisher"A wise story of ethics and family affection...No one is overdrawn, everyone is as real and worth knowing as he or she can be...Deep and real." Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"Compassionate, richly detailed...[the] characterizations are so vivid and convincing that they are nearly hyper-real..." Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Hooray for [Michael Byers'] grand scope and compassionate voice."—Karen Valby Entertainment Weekly
"[Byers] displays a virtousity with figurative language that puts him in a class with such new American masters as Charles Baxter and Antonya Nelson."—Thomas Mallon Atlantic Monthly
"'Long for This World' . . . is a piercing scientific and familial romance. . . Byers effortlessly conveys the quick pivots and non sequiturs of familial byplay."—Kerry Fried The New York Times Book Review
A first novel wise beyond its author's years.
The Chicago Tribune