"Spokesman for those who were angry and beat ... turbulent, temperamental and tortured."
The New York Times
“In this very funny, wise, and rueful novel, the cranky hero thrashes around in the coils of guilt, atonement, desire, and shame once he learns that a distant relative was a slave trader. (There’s other bad stuff, not nearly so distant.) But really, he’s no more culpable than we all are—and no less.”
James Traub, author of Judah Benjamin: Counselor to the Confederacy and Foreign Policy magazine columnist