"Exuberant...Stay with it, you'll see the makings of a young Charles Dickens -- a consummate storyteller in love with language and with all the variations of life, people, and improbable situations."
-- Business Week
"The novel, with its glorious style and rich profusion of detail, should remind readers of the time, fading into memory, when the works of John Barth began to burst on the literary horizon. It is a book to be read twice, first to be gulped down in great chunks during sleepless nights; later to be sipped slowly, savoring details, like a well-brewed cup of tea."
-- The Washington Post --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.