“Set in the loosely fictionalized Jamaican town
of Augustown, the novel spans three generations of a single family… The result is absorbing and affecting, a novel that is as much a
family drama as it is an exploration of the legacy of colonialism, religion,
class conflict, and violence.”
"This brief story about hospital roommates is unexpectedly kindhearted...Plenty of little lessons on convalescence, privacy (or lack of), camaraderie, and basic human warmth are revealed in the setting of a small hospital room."
"Oshinsky’s affection for Bellevue as an institution, for its physicians and for its hallowed place in the history of New York City shines throughout making the book both exciting and relevant for the modern reader."