"There are writers who understand America and there are writers who understand an America most writers don't write about. This short-money, low-end, no expectations, working class just-skating-by America is the one Dave Newman lays bare in his achingly beautiful, badass and authentic novel, Two Small Birds."
"Truly one of the best writers of his generations"
Gerald Locklin, author of The Firebird Poems
"Newman is so good at capturing that feeling of being a kid on the ropes caught between a future he doesn’t want and a dream he doesn’t quite know."
William Boyle, author of Gravesend
Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight