Like a sealed bottle of pure mid-Sixties. . . . feels fresher after a third of a century than most novels written yesterday. -- Jonathan Franzen
The best first novel I've read in quite a long time. -- Bernard Bergonzi, New York Review of Books
About the Author
Paula Fox is the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow’s Children, A Servant’s Tale, The God of Nightmares, Poor George, The Western Coast, and Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, among other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.