“Layer tracks of Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter and Eminem. Add a touch of the Beats, some Dante, and the fuzzy sensibilities of the movie Slacker. Toss that all into the Silicon Valley, adopt a stance that’s street-wise but not world-weary, and you just may come up with something resembling What We Are. This novel is, somehow, polished and raw, tough and tender, eloquently articulating disillusionment but never abandoning hope.” — Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Avenue Books, Seattle
This book was selected by a committee of indie booksellers for its 2010 Shortlist.