“A weird beauty”
“At once steamily erotic and transcendently religious; both bursting with appetite and laced with self-denial.”
—Pacific Rim Review of Books
From the Inside Flap
"This moving novel captures the struggle of ordinary, flawed people to find depth and meaning in a postmodern world saturated in superficiality. Cavalli offers his readers affirmation that the sacred resources of literature, art, love, and spirituality can provide a sustenance that is both embodied and transcendent."
--Sharon Alker, Professor of English, specializing in Eighteenth-Century Literature & Romanticism
"That documentary and myth are in active tension defines the form and appeal of the novel. I especially liked the documentary dimension, the extended and precise detail--on native flora, engineering, geology, first aid protocols, pop music, sacred music, ballistics, and much more. All this against a story line of transcendent mystery."
--Laurie Ricou, Professor Emeritus of Canadian Literature, University of British Columbia