First Runner-Up point out for most sensible Creole- or English-language Caribbean book, 2014 Premio Casa de las Américas
"Colorful detours into local lore, akin to a wealthy Dutchman's fabled courtship of a neighborhood attractiveness, strike grace notes that echo Marquez...readers...will be rewarded with the little-known story of ways the underdog kingdom demanded its personal position within the twentieth century."
Best ebook of 2013 choice, The Airship/Black Balloon Publishing
"This is a e-book approximately revolution and the underdog, a couple of small, remoted island combating for popularity, chance and justice; it's a compelling story a couple of curious historic episode, but in addition an essential examine priorities, standpoint and the appropriate to stay in dignity, concerns that, very like Anguilla's uprising of 1967, are all too simply forgotten."
--The Island Review
"[Readers] should be rewarded with deeper perception into the political and financial turmoil engulfing that region."
--Historical Novel Society
"Revolution and old change--words which could stay indifferent ideas except we will be able to by some means attach them with their human face and the lives in the back of them. this is often what first-time novelist Montague Kobbé achieves in really good variety and intensity in The evening of the Rambler--weaving a Caribbean tapestry of locations, wider occasions, the members formed by way of them, and the way they eventually come jointly to form occasions themselves within the instances resulting in a revolution on Anguilla in 1967."
"Vivid...funny, and considerate. very similar to the revolution it covers, it truly is compelling."
--Columbia collage Chicago/The assessment Lab
"However strange this revolution is, it's a prelude to Anguilla's eventual divorce from St. Kitts and Nevis, ahead of changing into a separate British territory; its unconventional LOL issue may possibly diversify an non-obligatory collage direction on revolutions with whatever bloody peaceful."
"The evening of the Rambler is innovative, a reliquary, an impressionist story of fellows who're by way of turns depression, raging, and sometimes comedian, their voices distinctive to this position and given a unique story."
--Susan Straight, writer of Between Heaven and Here
"This is an excellent novel, a stunning novel, probably the 1st real novel i've got examine the character of revolutions. The evening of the Rambler is bold, shrewdpermanent, and winning. It increases all types of questions on what revolutions wish, how revolutions fail, and why revolutions are necessary--challenging the entire whereas how heritage recollects them."
--Percival Everett, writer of Erasure
"The evening of the Rambler is outstanding. Riveting, deeply considerate, and consistently creative, Montague Kobbé's novel is an element literary mystery, half innovative learn, half epic old narrative. Altogether, it makes for one profound read."
--Joe Meno, writer of Office Girl and Hairstyles of the Damned
A sympathetic and sometimes funny account of an vague episode within the background of the distant island of Anguilla, within the northeast Caribbean, The evening of the Rambler revolves round a haphazard try out by way of a dozen or so locals to invade neighboring St. Kitts with a purpose to topple the govt. of the lately demonstrated linked nation of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
Ostensibly, the motion maps the fifteen hours that lapse among the instant whilst the "rebels" board The Rambler, the thirty-five-foot motorboat that would take them around the strait to St. Kitts, and the holiday of sunrise day after today, while it turns into seen that the unaccomplished venture must be aborted. the radical is at turns hugely dramatic and hilarious, all of the whereas bringing deep honesty to the often-unexamined righteousness of revolution.