"A complex, almost Faulknerian portrait of the Pacific Northwest - as beautiful and mysterious as the area itself. It is also a hell of a good read."
"Its surface is a stunning story of survival; its depth is the American journey to the West. They reflect each other, for Yellowfish is a new version of how the West was and is won by lost people. A bright vision of the morals of necessity, beautifully told."
-Mary Lee Settle
"Suspenseful and full of danger."
"A small classic of a Northwest novel . . . is revived in a striking new edition."
"Yellowfish is solidly built and runs smoothly, but there's a depth to it that lifts it above the road trip / thriller trappings Keeble employs . . . . [and is] prescient in its understanding of the importance of the Pacific Rim and timeless in its exploration of the borders between countries and people."
"The author restores the tired abstractions of great Western space and silence with fresh feelings of motion and flight. Both animals and men are hunted in this hard though never heartless book. The prey die with fierce dignity and the predators do not gloat."
"One golden book. A Western worthy of the name . . . yet mystical, timeless, universal."
-Chicago Sun Times
"John Keeble has written a thrilling book. . . . He has a fine ear for dialogue; all of his people live and breathe on the page; the men are wonderfully drawn, and the women!-the women are superb. . . . I want you to read this book, cherish it, lend it to your friends."
-Carolyn Kizer, Northwest Review
"Along comes John Keeble, loaded with panache and talent. . . . Keeble has done nothing less than fashion a new way of looking at a region of the earth, a country and its people."
-Toronto Globe and Mail