Reeling from the recent death of his invalid mother, an exhausted, lonely professor comes to Washington, D.C. to escape his previous life. What he finds there — in his handsome, solitary landlord; in the city's somber mood and sepulchral architecture; and in the strange and impassioned journals of Mary Todd Lincoln — shows him unexpected truths about America and loss.Andrew Holleran is the author of three other novels, Dancer from the Dance, Nights in Aruba, and The Beauty of Men. He has also written a book of essays, Ground Zero, and a book of short stories, In September the Light Changes. Holleran lives in Washington, D.C.

1401302505 ISBN
9781401302504 ISBN13
May 31st 2006 Publish Date