Set on Martha’s Vineyard, here is a stunning novel that brings that beautiful island to vivid life – a novel that weaves together the lives of a little boy who can’t grow, an elderly woman who needs to save someone before she passes on, a blond giant, a young couple, a teenaged girl looking for trouble. Lives of intense erotic longing, of quiet understanding, of willful determination. It is a novel of magic and mystery, and a literary event that confirms Alice Hoffman as one of our finest and most compelling writers.
“Subtle touches ….make this intelligent novel shine. Ms. Hoffman knows how to tell a story.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Alice Hoffman takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.”
“A major novelist.”