PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewIt is a powerful story, weakened only slightly by the author’s sometimes clumsy attempts at folksiness ... Yet one can forgive Barry his stylistic shortcomings. As an exposé of a moral catastrophe, this is a vital piece of reportage. It stands alongside Gabriel Thompson’s book on the undocumented, Working in the Shadows, and bears comparison to recent reports on the exploitation of foreign laborers with temporary work visas.
RaveThe Boston Globe[Evicted] is an exquisitely crafted, meticulously researched exploration of life on the margins, providing a voice to people who have been shamefully ignored — or, worse, demonized — by opinion makers over the course of decades. It is the story of a calamity made possible by the turning of too many blind eyes over too many years.