By Colum McCann
St. Martin's Press, Paperback, 9780312147419, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 1996
"Powerful . . . wistful and gracefully shadowed . . . The author has a keen eye and ear; his language is full of sparkling poetry and images."-- Scott Veale, The New York Times Book Review
"Positively vibrates . . . consistently engaging . . . remarkably beautiful."--Peggy O'Brien, The Boston Sunday Globe
"McCann . . . has unusual control over his material . . . McCann's take on the New World is fresh and often amusing, but what we remember most is the poignancy."--Michael Harris, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"An arresting new voice from out of Ireland, at once deep and dazzling."--Edna O'Brien