Robert Girardi was educated at Catholic schools in Europe and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a recipient of the James Michener Fellowship in 1989. He lives in Washington, D.C. This is his first novel.
"A remarkable achievement...Immensely engaging...part love story,
part ghost story, always absorbing."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A fast, can't-put-it-down reading experience...a vibrant gumbo of ghosts and gypsies, lovers and others."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Readers have waited too long for Robert Girardi's peculiar mesmerizing genius."
--Colin Harrison, author of Bodies Electric
*"... a first novel of astonishing accomplishment... Girardi drives his tale along with sensuous prose."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review