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5.5 X 8.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Louis B. Jones is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ordinary Man, Particles, and Luck, and most recently, Radiance. He lives in Nevada City, California.


Praise for Radiance:

A fantastic novel. --Amy Tan

Praise for California's Over

With all due respect to Allen Ginsberg, California's Over is substantial proof that Louis B. Jones is one of the best minds of our generation. --Amy Tan

In Louis B. Jones, as in no other writer working today, a sense of moral outrage, that rare thing, is yoked, oddly and with extraordinary power, to a thrilling gift for lyrical prose. --Michael Chabon

The people are so human and written with so original a cunning that they are virtually worlds in themselves. --Richard Eder

Louis B. Jones is a skillful satirist, who sees all, knows all, but who is never cruel. --Newsweek

Praise for Particles and Luck

One experiences the characters with shifting feelings of tenderness and exasperation, hope and despair. Hilarious . . . gracefully written . . . [Jones] has created a quirky but wholly real work in which to examine themes of fate and coincidence in a seemingly effortless manner. --Chicago Tribune

A lovely and invigorating novel . . . a domestic farce and social satire. Jones writes [an] engaging novelistic equivalent of a unified field theory--in this case, a link between the human heart and the behavior of subatomic particles. --Los Angeles Times

Jones is the real thing--a writer with something to say and his own way of saying it. --Scott Turow

What a smart novel Particles and Luck is. How good of Louis B. Jones to remind us what a beautiful land--a terra linda--we live in, and to remind us of the beautiful universe beyond. --The New York Times Book Review

Praise for Ordinary Money

Wonderful . . . an unfailingly entertaining experience. --The New York Times

Smart, funny, uplifting, tender, and merciless, all at once . . . a remarkable achievement for one novel. --Los Angeles Times

It is not just heartening, but surprising as well, to find so generous and original a first novel. Wise and accomplished and funny, Ordinary Money presents a vision of the interconnectedness of ordinary things. --The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jones has a jeweler's eye for lyric conjunctions of the ordinary and the grotesque, and he puts it to good use in this moving, funny, and disturbing meditation on the counterfeit and the real in American life. --Robert Hass