Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. UTAH, Toby Olson's fourth novel, is a haunting tale that serves as both a continuation and a tantalizing expansion of the themes that have possessed his work. Told in the first person and set against the backdrop of contemporary America, the book beautifully captures the intertwining lives of an unforgettable group of men and women, each displaced by old loves and modern life. Part parable, part novel of quest, UTAH poetically renders the dilemma of sexual preference, the sensuality of physical love, the unspoken intimacies of friendship, and the mysterious bonds that link human lives. "UTAH is, above all, a novel of immense beauty"-Los Angeles Times.
Toby Olson's fourth novel, reprinted in this edition, poetically -explores the dilemmas of sexual preference, the sensuality of physical love, the unspoken intimacies of friendship, and the mysterious bonds that link human lives.
The author of seven novels and numerous collections of poetry, Olson won the PEN Faulkner award for his novel "Seaview "(1982).
His most recent novel, "Write Letter to Billy," was published by Coffee House Press in 2000.
A reprinting of Olson's important novel originally published by Simon and Shuster/Linden Press.