Saint John of the Five Boroughs

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Unbridled Books
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6.3 X 8.86 X 1.03 inches | 1.32 pounds
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About the Author
Ed Falco is the author of a dozen books, including novels, short story collections, and poetry. A recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from the Southern Review and the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction from the Virginia Quarterly Review, he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Tech.

"Highly recommended. It is one book that readers can enjoy again and again over the years."--San Francisco Book Review

"Falco has written a well-crafted book...The plot flows accurate and readable record of life in his time...this book makes a comfortable companion." --The Roanoke Times

"Falco's latest examines the underbelly of love and relationships, but he also populates the story with a cast of diverse and unusual characters. As the plot
twists and turns, readers don't know what to expect next..."--Booklist

"Falco here goes for a heft and complexity new to him, a saga of a family ruptured and an artist discovering herself, in which far-flung elements knit together skillfully, movingly -- and not a little frighteningly. As always in Falco, the drama is dominated by its women, seen frankly yet with empathy. Early missteps all but hobble the women here, younger and older. But this winning accomplishment, a new benchmark for its author, reminds us that few things can be so beautiful as a scar."--John Domini on Emerging Writers' Network
"Falco produces some excellent writing, especially when he's exploring Grant's complicated past."--Publishers Weekly
"With sensitivity and passion, Falco dissects the effects of violence, both personal and cultural, on his characters' lives and does so in a novel that transcends the suspense genre."--Richmond Times Dispatch

"An enjoyable read, a rich and redolent work that recaptures an evocative experience of simply settling down and getting lost in a good book."