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Critical Praise

"It has been a long time since the last American novel of suchcompassion, intelligence, and maturity. "

——Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

"The most absorbing, most intelligent and most wholly satisfying novelI've read in a good while-certainly since Richard Ford's INDEPENDENCE DAY....Abeautiful and haunting novel of character. "

——Donn Fry, The Seattle Times

"An outstanding work of fiction. Psychologically astute, absorbingly told,crafted with an austere beauty, the novel lingers long in the memory....[RobertClark] immediately becomes a novelist of consequence. "

——Dan Cryer, Newsday

"IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER comes along at a time when people have stopped talking about The Great American Novel. That's too bad, because this justmight be it. "

——Kate Tuttle, The Boston Book Review

"Robert Clark...has an ear for dialogue that's pitch perfect and an impeccable eye for detail....A moving and provocative novel, IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER marks a fine debut. "

——Ruth Coughlin, The New York Times Book Review