"Kevin Catalano makes bones and flesh sing…. This tight, tough story cycle mixes our crazy, apocalyptic reality with the mythic, intimate passions that lurk inside all of us." -- Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Black Tickets and Quiet Dell
“Kevin Catalano’s The Word Made Flesh is a holy book for the twenty-first century, a collection of myths that get to the deepest mysteries of attachment and identity. It’s written in language that's loopy, rich, daring, and beautiful, and it marks the debut of a necessary writer.” -- Paul Lisicky, author of The Burning House and Unbuilt Projects
“Kevin Catalano is in a dialogue with both the Bible and Flannery O’Connor in these fresh, contemporary interpretations of what it means to be a fallen human. The characters Luke and Jessie are very real in their efforts to have a relationship; I wanted everything to go their way. Catalano’s large vision is imaginative and unsentimental, though. The Word Made Flesh shows how hard it is to save yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.” -- Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming
“Kevin Catalano’s The Word Made Flesh pulsates with complex, rich, and vividly drawn characters, their stories told in an evocative voice that surprises and thrills in a brew of noir and poetry and poignant scenes. These are short stories but long on talent. Read this book and put it on your shelf and hold space for more. It marks the debut of a supremely gifted writer.” -- Joe Samuel Starnes, author of Calling and Fall Line
“Kevin Catalano is an author to watch, a powerful voice that needs to be read.” --Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration and editor of Exigencies.