"A evocative name tells us a lot with little: Rollo Lamar, Big Betty Stalcup Vernon Duke Douglas, Pearline Nail. Name conjure worlds: Fort Sumatra Detention Center for Wayward Women, The Saturn Bar. In Night People, GiffordÂ’s names capture a wild, weird, wondrous world. For more notes on writing technique, visit: www.suzannelagrande.com"
"A wonderful book, filled with strange, unexpected, dream-like images.There are many things to learn and appreciate about Shun-Lien BynumÂ’s style and wonderful writing, among them how she makes use of white space."