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Critical Praise

"Fitch wonderfully captures the abrasive appeal of punk music, the bohemian, sometimes squalid lifestyle, the performers, the drugs, the alienation. This is crackling fresh stuff you don't read every day."

——USA Today

"In dysfunctional family narratives, Fitch is to fiction what Eugene O'Neill is to drama."

——Chicago Sun-Times

"With the luxurious prose and fever pitch intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch's spellbinding new novel is ultimately a "rewarding story of power and grace."

——People, four-star review

"A page-turning psychodrama. . . . Fitch's prose penetrates the inner lives of [her characters] with immediacy and bite."

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)