Terry Tempest Williams – Author of When Women Were Birds

The Legend’s Daughter is a story collection of real people struggling with identity, with love, with time, rooted in the rugged and indifferent beauty of Idaho where each character finds his or her mirror in water, in stone, in place. David Kranes shows how our tenacious love of life can transform any situation, large or small, into alchemy. We are all living inside these raw and well-drawn pages.”
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Jon Jory – Creator of the Humana New Play Festival

"David Kranes is without a doubt the best American playwright you haven't read yet. He's funny, scary, elusive, ambiguous and a great storyteller. He'll stay in your head like a sliver."
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Stacy Keach – Stage and Film Actor

"David Kranes has a unique voice all his own. He colors his characters with an exceptionally quick wit, passion, and an insatiable desire to communicate. It's an actor's dream to be able to work on characters who are endowed with such fascinating complexity."
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Oskar Eustis – Artistic Director of New York’s Public Theater

"David Kranes' America is full of tenderness within violence, love within violation, relationships that tie his people together in ways they can't even articulate, much less understand. He is a writer of the West; his wild men speak a poetry that is as theatrical as it is real. Their hopes and dreams are passionate, inchoate, heartbreaking. Kranes' work is luminous and true. We are lucky to have him."
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Gordon Lish – Fiction Editor at Knopf

“Here is our poet of dread, an American who knows America precisely as every American knows it, but never says, never dares say. David Kranes—may God keep emboldening him—does.”
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Ron Carlson – Novelist and Short Story Writer

“David Kranes writes from the marrow, and this novel is fierce and crammed with heart. It’s cerebral and cinematic, and if feels—like all of Kranes’ prose—like something new and something old.”
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Jim Lehrer – MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour

“Nobody will ever forget the Las Vegas and the people of this book. David Kranes knows how to tell a story and rattle cages. He haunts.”
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