Commend and Congrats for Crazy 8’s: Soldiers Still

In Crazy 8’s: Soldiers Still, Karantonis uses an extraordinary range of voices whispering and erupting through prose, poetry, and drama. His novel exposes the absurdities of war and racism and the inevitability of humans’ ‘failure to adjust.’

Tara J. Hart, Ph.D., Pushcart Prize for Poetry recipient and Chair of Humanities at Howard Community College

Congrats and bravo Jim, tragedy and comedy live in close quarters on these pages, often in the same sentence. Karantonis marries the two with soul, mischief, and deep empathy.

Aaron Henkin, Producer, Baltimore’s public radio station, WYPR