Included in this edition are two additional stories that further illustrate the mystery and marvel of Jack Cady’s rural narrative voice.
“A fine, fabulous fable packed with marvelous events and wonders.”
“A consummate yarn, told with many digressions and anecdotes that combine with folksy humor to create a tall tale suffused with pathos and melancholy.”
—The Seattle Times
“Without a doubt Cady’s funniest, weirdest, most original, and—literally—spookiest novel yet.”
—Peter S. Beagle
“A pungent mix of Tom Robbins, Ray Bradbury, and Charles G. Finney—but pure Cady, and it’s glorious.”
“Jack Cady’s knack for golden sentences is an alchemy any other writer has to admire."
“Jack Cady is above all, a writer of great, unmistakable integrity and profound feeling. He never fakes it or coasts, and behind every one of his sentences is an emotional freight that bends it both outward, toward the reader, and inward, back to the source.”
“A writer whose words reverberate with human insight.”
“His structural control and the laconic richness of his style establish Cady in the front ranks of contemporary writers.”
“When Cady settles into yarn-spinning, his stories have the humor and comfortable mastery of Faulkner or Steinbeck.”