RaveNylonThe novel abandons simplistic notions of guilt and innocence and takes us further inside the psychology of the young and the confused thank almost any contemporary novel I\'ve read. The sometimes-startlingly relatable interiorities of Kwon\'s characters are so well constructed that the plot is almost secondary. This is not a criticism—it\'s something to marvel at.
RaveThe Los Angeles Times\"The characters who populate the nine stories in Jamel Brinkley\'s singular collection feel simultaneously like budding children and grown men who have lived several lifetimes ... They report on their worlds with an outsider quality so characteristic of the young—observant and aware but struggling to gain access to others—yet are capable of distilling the motivations of those around them with a deftness so swift it\'s almost damning ... his masterfully paced stories bring each character he constructs into the half-light, where they often remain seductively enigmatic ... Through pages of peerless prose and startingly sharp sentences, what ultimately emerges is a constantly reframed argument about the role of power and masculinity, where vulnerability pulses beneath a skin of self-preservation.\