I should know better than to start a book with this much standing ovation worthy advanced praise at 9pm . . . Thus it is with the bleary eyes of a late night reader that I write this review. The intro by the author himself sets the scene of a narrative voice that is deeply personal and abundant in personal retrospect. Fifield hits an entire game of home runs in this debut novel whose characters are screaming to be heard, seen and understood. This book is not for the faint of heart, and it goes where no work of fiction has gone and leaves a blazing fire of ferocious storytelling in its path. To not read this book might be considered a crime against all things left unsaid in a literary world abundant with redundant stories.
Just my two cents, but I love this book!!!
–Jesica Sweedler DeHart, BookPeople of Moscow, Moscow, ID
Watch for a NW Voices essay tomorrow by Richard Fifield as he pops by bookstores in our region for events— but don’t wait to get a copy of his “hilarious and profane” novel (as Publishers Weekly put it in a starred review) at BookPeople or another independent bookstore.