And so it is written:
May the last word be the one / we come / to understand.
... A profound vision of the inner life ... Some of the most resonant accounts of dreams in recent literature ... Some of the funniest, most acerbic rants about American society and values in recent literature ... essentially a meditation on loneliness, it is profoundly American ... compellingly human: we never doubt that narrator is telling us the truth. In a society awash every day in public lies, it’s refreshing to realize that honest expression is still possible ...
Just take a deep breath and realize the book no longer belongs to you. It is the child who has turned 18 and moved out. You’ll always love and worry about him, but there is really nothing you can do. It is up to him to find his way, as we all must do in this world. Your Stephen has good parenting and strong genes; he survived financial collapse and implosion. In short, he has been dead before, and look: he lives on. Have faith.
“A wonderful book full of heart and common sense.... These are real relationships and real concerns. Even the minor characters sing to us as they do to Stephen. The truck drivers, panhandlers, gas station attendants, and print shop owners all trying to exist as best they can, while the specter of limited funds pushes them on.... A must read for anyone.”