“It’s an engrossing story, persuasively depicting an angry, obsessive man as he comes to a greater awareness of the world around him…De Feo’s master strokes are in creating a remorseless psychopath you'd enjoy spending time with.” —Publishers Weekly
“De Feo is definitely a newcomer to watch.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Calling Mr. King
is an entertaining tale built on what happens when a high-end hit man begins to feel the awakening of an intellectual life. Ronald De Feo invites the reader to play for a while in a seldom-explored part of the borderland between sanity and insanity.” —Thomas Perry, author of The Butcher’s Boy
“Ronald De Feo’s Calling Mr. King
is the smartest novel I’ve read in years with a hit man in the leading role. His hit man, a very original, quirky hit man, takes us on an amazing side trip of the world’s capitals, the world’s art and architecture, which makes this knowledgeable hit man irresistible.” —Barbara Probst Solomon, US cultural correspondent of El País
About the Author
Ronald De Feo
has written reviews for The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The New Republic, National Review,
His short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines as The Brooklyn Rail, The Hudson Review,
and The Massachusetts Review.
He worked at the Museum of Modern Art, was a senior editor of ARTnews Magazine,
and served for many years on the editorial advisory board of Review Magazine,
devoted to Latin American literature and the arts. This is his first novel.