“A writer who can conjure something between a dreamy road movie and a theatrical coming-of-age tale, and who can piece these elements together in the style of a jagged ballad for guitar.” —Chicago Sun Times
"Lyrical monologues" —The New York Times
"Smart libretto" —Opera News
"The plot's tension is set, taut as a drawn bow." —The New York Times
"Each song is a meditation on a moment. The moment is drawn out, lengthened, examined, illuminated, somehow made more beautiful by being looked at so carefully."
—The Brooklyn Rail