“In Barnacle Love, a set of interlinked stories, Anthony Da Sa moves with skill and ingenuity between folk tale, myth and narratives of contemporary displacement. The tone is spare and elegiac; the stories are filled with carefully chosen details and sharply drawn characters. They have immense emotional and truthful power.”
"Barnacle Love is a beautiful debut, haunting and elegiac, capturing lives at once as grittily real and as mythic as the sea that forms them."
—Nino Ricci, author of Testament
"Anthony De Sa's dramatic immigrant history is revealed in this series of linked stories often operatic in their tragic proportions and folk-tale in structure. With emotional power, incidents veer daringly in mood from brutal to tender. Anthony De Sa writes of the unbreakable connections between the old and new worlds with a revelatory passion. I have no hesitation in saying his is an astonishing talent."
—Wayson Choy, author of All That Matters
"This collection of linked short stories speaks poignantly about the wrenchingly opposing forces that can tear a family apart." –Edmonton Journal
"A moving and engaging read, its memorable images and heart's woes sometimes visceral in their power." –The Globe and Mail
"A book of exceptional balance. Tender and raw, morbid and surprisingly gentle. [It] will stay with readers long after the closing pages." –The Vancouver Sun
"Poignant....Irresistible." –Toronto Starshow more