Synopses & Reviews
Thom Jones's stories strike with a profound and devastating impact. HIs vision of the human condition is almost brutal, for in ithe world of Jones's fiction there is such a preponderance of darkness that light itself becomes a form of torture. Yet each story in this collection is infused with the surprising, perhaps even ennobling grace of the spirit that ought to collapse, but cannot.
"Jones's gritty yet refined prose stands in sharp contrast to the more apologetic work of National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien...with whom critical comparison is inevitable." Library Journal