“Hard to imagine that a story about fish eggs could be ‘fast-paced,’ not to mention prophetic. But this piece of environmental journalism is both….As for the subtitle, don’t be skeptical: this really is a book about desire. It’s about how Americans balance supply and demand, how ‘we discipline ourselves to measure our desires against finite means.’ As such, it’s a book about America in microcosm. Caviar, as it turns out, is not just tasty. In Carey’s hands, it’s luminous.”