"Something Very Great Indeed" -The National Post
"Kenneth J. Harvey, Atlantic gale, continues to astonish.
And in Blackstrap Hawco, he has given Newfoundland,
not to mention the world, something very great indeed."
"Canadian authors have largely resisted the urge to write the corresponding Great Canadian Novel, an almost certainly futile task. Mordecai Richler came as close to pulling it off in Solomon Gursky Was Here as anyone is likely to, but most attempts founder on the fact that the country is too broad and variegated to be captured in any depth, no matter how big the Big Book. A province or region might be though, which is Kenneth J. Harvey's wholly successful strategy in his rich and tender new novel."
-Frank Moher, The National Post
Saturday, September 13th, 2008