Vintage, Paperback, 9780375726248, 400pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2002
Epic in scope yet emotionally intimate, Gob's Grief creates a world both fantastic and familiar and populates it with characters who breath on the page, capturing the spirit of a fevered nation populated with lost brothers and lost souls.
“Impressive…. So much more ambitious and profound than most contemporary American fiction.” –The Washington Post
“A masterpiece of retrospective mythology…. Adrian hasn’t just reimagined or reenacted this time of national crisis; he’s managed to relive it through his characters.”–Walter Kirn, GQ
“Remarkable…. Utterly different. A work unlike any that has come before it.”–The Economist
“Unlike many first time novelists, Adrian takes great risks here. He brings to life scores of historical figures, from Walt Whitman to Abe Lincoln, with a startling ease and grace. More remarkable, however, is his ability to inspire sympathy for–even faith in–Gob’s mission.” –Time Out New York
“Remarkable . . . utterly different. A work unlike any that has come before it.” –The Economist