"Pure magic. every line gleams with vigor and sound and beauty. 'Ruby' somehow manages to contain the darkness of racial conflict and cruelty, the persistence of memory, the physical darkness of the piney woods and strange elemental forces, and weld it together with bright seams of love, loyalty, friendship, laced with the petty comedies of small-town livdes. Slow tragedies, sudden light. This stunning debut delivers and delivers and delivers."
-JANET FITCH, author of "White Oleander"