Synopses & Reviews
Henry Tyler is a failing private detective in San Francisco. When the love of his life commits suicide, he clings despairingly to her ghost. Struggling to turn his grief into something precious, Henry enters into new life of nightmare beauty and degradations as he attempts to track down the legendary Queen of the Prostitutes.
About the Author
William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.