An episodic novel of postwar working-class Brooklyn that offers “sometimes dreamy, sometimes gritty glimpses into ordinary lives” (Publishers Weekly).
In a novel composed of fragments of memory, Gilbert Sorrentino captures the unconventional nuances of a conventional world. A masterful collage of events is chained together by secrets and hidden truths that are almost accidentally revealed. Each episode, affectingly textured with penetrating detail, ferrets out the gristle and unconventional beauty found in the voices of the inhabitants of an irretrievable golden age Brooklyn.
From a two-time PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, this is a novel that “brings modernist rigor to the sad, messy, comical past” (Don DeLillo).