What happens when the bonds of family devotion
threaten to strangle a sons artistic ambition?


Mark LaFlaur, a Louisiana native, is a writer and editor in New York City. He blogs at Levees Not War, and his work has appeared in the Village Voice and Los Angeles Times Book Review and in books published by Macmillan, Oxford, etc. Learn More»


New Orleans, 1999. A young would-be poet is torn between family obligations (ailing mother, volatile brother) and his dream of moving to San Francisco to become a real poet. Learn More»


Winner of rare “double crown” of starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews; Publishers Weekly Featured Fiction selection.

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