“A miracle of poetic compression… With the confidence of an artist who knows exactly what can be left out, García has made a small masterpiece—an epic of anecdotes, a vista of brief and beautiful glimpses.”
— Los Angeles Times
“García combines her gorgeous writing with a relentless view of history and a fierce understanding of the degree to which the individual life is at the mercy of larger forces.”
— The Atlantic
“Monkey Hunting demonstrates that Ms. García can write just as persuasively about men as she has about women, and it signals her ambition to broaden her canvas, to explore in detail not only her characters’ inner lives but also the greater public events that shape their daily existences.”
— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García’s hallmark, Monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self.