by Suzy, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
In 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis threatened the world with the horror of nuclear warfare. This dark uncertainty hovers over Bobby Burns, as he goes about his daily struggles and activities in England. The author's tense and beautiful story magically intertwines profound life themes: the value of standing up to injustice, the possibility of God, and the redemptive power of love. The Fire-Eaters is an unforgettable exploration of the essential wonderment of life.