"Juan Reyes’s dazzling novella A Summer’s Lynching begins with a single death. But that death carries little of the typical mysteries of why and how. Instead, we soon discover that the right question is what: What happens afterward when the streets fill with watchers, wonderers? What theories pass between them there and as they return to their apartments and libraries and police stations and churches? What do they expect once the body is removed, the room cleaned, the electricity restored, the paperwork filed, the soapboxes stepped upon and left empty again? In Reyes’s vision, the answer is that the grief of not knowing equals story, and story equals hallucination, and hallucination becomes atmosphere."
–Lucas Southworth, author of Everyone Here Has a Gun