"Olivas is adept at establishing character in a sentence or two; he creates an image, a moment of self-deception, in which we come to know these characters intimately and easily imagine their entire lives..."
—The Los Angeles Times
"Daniel Olivas has been steadily developing into one of the primary voices of Latino literature's new wave." —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Hummingbird's Daughter
"Olivas is a literary marvel." —Shelf Awareness
"Daniel A. Olivas is the unofficial literary ambassador of Latino L.A."
—My Latino Voice
"Olivas is emerging as an important voice in the social and magical realist tradition of Luis Alberto Urrea, Gabriel García Márquez and Sandra Cisneros."
—High Country News