Gautreaux captures the fetid atmosphere of a frontier society poised to join the modern world with great skill, each sentence polished to perfection
Near-perfect ... untouchably good
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
So firmly located and vividly realised that you can almost smell the Louisiana swampwater ... a gripping, action-packed tale, but also a notably intelligent one
Astonishingly powerful ... brilliantly written and the characters in their mire are superbly realised
An extraordinary novel, one of the best I've read in years