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"This is an astonishing debut, powerful, scary, sexual, existential in scope. Hutzulak is a writer to watch, and possibly to fear."
-Books in Canada
"The Beautiful Dead End
defies categorization, breaking new literary ground while still retaining the attention-holding qualities of a pulp-fiction thriller."
-Winnipeg Free Press
"If you think of two movies, Memento and Mulholland Drive, both released in the months prior to the novel's publication, that also turn noir convention on its head, you'll have a pretty good idea of the kind of company to be found in The Beautiful Dead End
"With his exceptional eye for detail, Hutzulak immerses us in some vividly painful scenes.... makes us feel we're glimpsing an intimate secret, shadowing someone on a trip we're not sure we want to experience, even vicariously."
-Prairie Fire Review of Books
"This is a remarkable, at times terrifying, novel.... (A)n achievement in Canadian literature."
-Front and Centre
"A taut neo-noir thriller that is simultaneously an engaging page-turner and a literary contemporary novel, showcasing a visually arresting style..... There are passages of such startling brilliance that the words seem to rise from the page.... The reader is constantly torn between the desire to savour each paragraph and the urgency to turn the page."
"Clint's writing contains such lyrical clarity that I found it hard to put his book down."
"Fierce control.... A novel that is sure of its haunting, unthinking despair."
"An audacious debut... a startling combination of old-fashioned morality tale and incisive gutting of contemporary losers.... The gritty descriptions and dialogue have a gruesome appeal.... The Beautiful Dead End
does not have a molecule of sentimentality."