Kirkus Reviews calls it “heartfelt, deft, and highly readable fiction.”
A great publishing success story. A breakout book on the ninth try, by an author who never stopped working, even when the chips were down.
Topics of conversation include: Algonquin, elves, false summits, neuroticism, criticism, Amazon rankings, life-changers, Waltham, disorientation, fear, bullies, bad luck, Ann Arbor, Berkeley, Brandeis, Norman Mailer, bad teachers, Hoboken, Manhattan, and depression.
Monologue topics: famous recluses, homeless speed freaks, making out with strange dogs.
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