The Oxygen Man (1999)
"Positively sparkles with soul and feeling ... A first novel to be treasured."
— USA Today
"A clear-eyed, expertly written first novel."
— Time Magazine
"The Oxygen Man is a deeply felt book about novel choices and the destinies created by those choices and by circumstances beyond our control: our class, our race, the time and place we're born."
— Chicago Tribune
"A stunning novelistic debut ... Yarbrough is a major talent."
— James Lee Burke