Edmund White

“Lucid, intelligent, passionate, this beautifully orchestrated novel reaches half a century back in time and reverts to the present in order to show three generations struggling to cope with the consequences of a grandfather’s madness that may or may not have been real.  The visual images of this book are burned into my memory.  The style is masterful. But most important the compassion that reconstructs the painful past and analyzes the uncertain present is unflagging and deeply admirable.  Stefan Merrill Block is a brilliant young author who has turned out a nearly perfect work of art.”  – Edmund White, author of City Boy and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award