Bizarre, surreal, strikingly original and as entertaining as anything you will ever read... Constancia and Other Stories for Virigins is the product of one of the most erudite and fascinating minds of our time, one that is materfully pushing fiction to its outer limits.
-ALLEN JOSEPHS, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Mr. Fuente's authority is absolute. He is peremptory in leaving his readers to their own devices, trusting them not to be dolts. He compels them to recognize that it is possible to maintain a relation to fictive things, other than that of belief. One's interest is not limited to the true or the probable.
-DENIS DONOGHUE, The New York Times Book Review
Constancia is Fuentes' most gripping and thought-provoking work in years. No one writes more vividly about a world we cannot see.
-ALAN RYAN, USA Today
Thes stories delight in language, yet avoid self-indulgence. They are people with well-developed characters with whom we can identify... Fuentes' stories connect the moments of our lives into a great chain of being.
-DAN CRYER, New York Newsday
Like his larger works, Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins is a performance, a display of poetic vitality. By overwhelming us with the richness of his language, he wants to sweep us into an alternate world that is both more fantastic and more real than any we have known before. When he suceeds, he opens new ways for us to glimpse the hidden, enigmatic parts of our lives and to delight in the visions we discover there.
-EDWARD HOWER, Philadelphia Inquirer