About the Author
Sim Shattuck, born in Decatur, Georgia, has lived in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and New York City, although most of his growing years were in Northern Virginia, where he graduated from George Mason University in 1972. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1997. Now teaching at Louisiana Tech University, this is Sim s third novel. He is the author of Pleasant Hurricanes and Basilisk.