"A rare kind of good book.... Only after one has loved, dodged, and to a degree survived the experience of Yates Paul can one gradually, again, regard it as a book." -- Larry McMurtry, Houston Post
"Readers who missed the novel the first time will indeed be challenged, saddened and ultimately heartened by this strange boy's struggle." -- Lexington Herald-Leader
"At times funny and endearing, at other times dark, Hall writes a heart wrenching story that again reminds us of the complexity behind every human façade." -- Southsider
About the Author
Prize-winning author James Baker Hall, former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, teaches creative writing at the University of Kentucky. He has published many volumes of poetry, collections of photography and other works, including The Total Light Process and Tobacco Harvest.