From the first, John Hawkes's prose has sounded what Henry James would have said was 'the right note.' -- William H. Gass
John Hawkes is an extraordinary writer. I have always admired his books. They should be more widely read. -- Saul Bellow
About the Author
John Hawkes (1925–1998) was a postmodern novelist born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University. He was noted for his unconventional style and views on the creation of literature and was admired by Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Saul Bellow, Anthony Burgess, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Donald Barthelme.