Edward Lueders is emeritus professor of English at the University of Utah and a veteran of WW II. He is the author of The Clam Lake Papers and nine other books, including the edited volume Writing Natural History (University of Utah Press, 1989). Since the 1940s he has also been a professional jazz pianist.
"Mr. Lueders’s novel develops, like a sonata, from the germ of a
beautifully simple idea into a complete and heart-satisfying work
of literary music."—Edward Abbey
; "Like any literary performer worth his salt, Mr. Lueders immediately focuses our attention and assures our personal participation in the ‘General Bliss’ experience—in this case, through his elegant prose and obvious musical awareness."—Artie Shaw