From the National Book Award-nominated author of Dreaming in Cuban, "breathtakingly beautiful" poems about her troubled, self-destructive brother (The Austin Chronicle).
"[A] brave and moving tribute to a brother gone astray; with skill, unflinching honesty, and redemptive compassion, Cristina García tracks his marvelous, complex, and errant lifeThese poems are the beautiful, painful, astonishing result of a journey to hell and back in search of the brother she loves. With this first book of poems, García, one of our best novelists and storytellers, proves herself to be a talented poet as well."Julia Alvarez, author of Saving the World
"Garcia's spare language lucidly invokes the brother's insistence on remaining a wreck and the speaker's helplessness to stop him."The Adirondack Review