"Solid, unsentimental storytelling..."
"Filled with characters who could be the grand-children of Edmund White’s."
"A sparkling entry from a promising young queer author."
"Houck’s prose is strong and unapologetic, not shying away from either profanity or lyricism. ...sexy, horrifying and sensitive in equal measures."
"Brisk and buoyant, Yield is an engaging debut that captures big city hustle with small-town heart."
"Yield is a subtle novel that creeps into your soul...a story of unexpectedly finding your place in the world."
"Witty and wrenching, Yield is required reading for anyone who wants to know what it means to be young, gay and without a roadmap."
"Yield is a dazzling and sometimes dangerous foray into post-queer realism."
"...Literary, subtle and heartfelt poems..."
--John Stahl, Ganymede
"...if Ernest Hemingway and Zelda Sayer had status updates."