After reading this in one sitting, I went back to buy 5 copies for friends in need of this book.
It is so richly layered, and exquisite, that the story unfolding onto each other in a brilliiant and insightful way, leading to gentle tears.
Fortunately, he transcends pain with his uncommon sensibility and gorgeous prose, deepening the reader's insight.
This is a book i need to read over and over again because on a first read, i was too overwhelmed with emotion to get a good look at its subtle artistry. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Vickie I. Fang
I liked the stories in this book they were sad but uplifting at the same time. Takes you back to a time when being different was much harder.Published 13 months ago by Gizmo
Just a doozy of a book...McCann is a beautiful writer and the story, sad and funny, is told with great heart and humor.Published 14 months ago by Barbara Iannoli
McCann has written a book of gripping emotion with characters in vivid color. Readers should know that this is the story of a young boy who does not fit the mold of boyhood, a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by rick burke
I felt as if I could really imagine the characters. He has the rare ability to write with the frame of reference of the age of the speaker-a la Frank McCort. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by Rita
Richard McCann has created the most gorgeous work of art with this collection of interconnecting stories. Read morePublished on December 31, 2009 by Tom O'Leary
Richard McCann serves up a volume of inter-connected short stories that read like insightful memoir. Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Ennis Smith
A beautifull written series of stories of life. An excellent book.Published on January 11, 2007 by Sarah Mceneaney
I became a fan of Richard McCann's writing when I read his story "My Mother's Clothes: The School of Beauty and Shame" in the April 1986 issue of The Atlantic (still on my shelf). Read morePublished on November 27, 2006 by Gail D. Storey