Winner 2003 Michigan Literary Fiction Award for unique novel
"Written with precision and belief, it is a hugely advised paintings from a author to watch."
"O'Connor . . . continues to be a consummate artist, real to her imaginative and prescient of a piece that's bleak, fair, and missing any overt sentimental overtures. Her eye, a poet's eye, misses nothing."
". . . a touching odyssey of a woman poised among the emotional abyss and the reader's heart."
"A delicate, usually disquieting e-book that earrings real all through. . . . it is the ability of an entire author that we see Faina's remarkable spirit, whereas at the same time experiencing her discomfort and melancholy. the outcome is an uplifting, even inspiring publication with none of the sugarcoating usually present in tales like this."
---California Literary Review
Where No Gods Came is writer Sheila O'Connor's compelling tale of Faina McCoy, a tender lady stuck in a dangerous scheme of problematic lies created for her personal harrowing process of survival. Enmeshed in a tangled kin net, Faina is by surprise uprooted opposed to her will from her father and reveals herself part a continent away at the doorstep of a mom who deserted her years before-but who cannot dwell with out Faina now. on my own, persecuted, and exploited, Faina needs to fend for herself as she searches for romance and solutions, navigating the streets of a wierd urban and forging bonds of feeling with liars and outlaws.