“Her characters’ thirst for discovery is contagious, and every story in Archangel is suffused with the most miraculous horizon light.”
— Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
“These stories possess a wonderful clarity and ease, the serene authority of a writer working at the very height of her powers.”
“Her work stands out for its sheer intelligence, its painstaking attempt to discern and describe the world’s configuration.”
“An exhilarating book… wonderful insights…. Ms. Barrett has captured a truly authentic Beijing.”
— Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club