"It's rare these days to find a character in fiction who seems at once as unique and particularized as flesh-and-blood and richly resonant in the best of literary ways. Reynolds is such a character. Donley Watt's new novel is a terrific tour de force."
- Robert Olen Butler
Dancing with Lyndon
"In this beautifully structured novel, Donley Watt has given us an edgy portrait of small-town angst in post-World War II Texas. The book is instructive and entertaining; it reaquaints the reader with an almost forgotten aspect of American life. You can't ask a novel to do much more than this."
- Rick DeMarinis
Can You Get There from Here?
"...the grit of life so thick it comes off on your fingers."
The Dallas Morning News
"Watt's economical style and storytelling powers rival those of Larry McMurtry in his early works."
Fort Worth Star Telegram
BOOKS by DONLEY WATT
Haley, Texas 1959
"Watt's prose is surefooted, eloquent in places, as it reminds us of the cruelty and hate that in the 1950s were juxtaposed with more heartwarming scenes....Human nature, then as now, is often an ugly thing to behold."
"Fine prose, unexpected twists in this 'demi-memoir' out of hardscrabble East Texas."