From the prize-winning and world-renowned novelist comes a gorgeously rendered, emotionally devastating account of a relationship eroded by secrets, set against the backdrop of American's great national tragedy, 9/11.
Richard Bausch is the author of twelve novels and eight volumes of short stories. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Playboy, GQ, Harper's Magazine, and other publications and has been featured in numerous best-of collections, including O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. He is a graduate of Iowa's MFA program is currently a professor of English at Chapman University in Orange, California.
An accomplished and, at times, harrowing novel full of the kind of
psychological power and exactitude that first-rate fiction does so
well * Guardian *
One of Richard Bausch's many talents is the forthright ease with which he delivers his characters-and readers-to the gravest questions of love, faith, and ultimately God, even as he nimbly hides the answers in plain sight * New York Times *
Terrific... Bausch is a master storyteller who appreciates subtleties most of us can't see, much less write * Seattle Times *
Bausch is very good at showing how rational, intelligent people allow themselves to commit the irrational act of falling in love. Superb * The Times *