First edition. 8vo. Pp. [viii], 310, . Blue cloth boards, stamped in gilt to spine and front; navy-blue endpapers.
Author's first novel. A study of a father-and-son relationship after the death of a 'difficult' sibling. Amidon's fifth novel, Human Capital (2004), was chosen as one of the five best works of fiction of 2004 by the The Washington Post, and twice brought to the big screen. "Excellent [...] dense and satisfying [...] a sharp and entertaining novel." –Paul Kincaid, TLS