Synopses & Reviews
"What an extraordinary little book this is....[A] piece of American grotesque that ends with an epiphany as unexpected as it is beautiful. The writing is often as good as writing gets." Ian Ross, Literary Review
Set in the California hills and spanning over a hundred years, this story revolves around Grandaddy Jake - 99 years old and a belligerent unreformed gambler, Tiny - adopted by Jake and a gentle giant, and Fup - an uncompromising 20-pound mallard whose presence enforces order in the household.