Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Eurasia) NOMINEE 2006
Advance Praise for Rules for Old Men Waiting
“A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading–it is that rich.”
“This is a wonderful novel of a man’s experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the reader. The book is charged with the excitement of intelligent existence–and distinguished, above all, by its great humanity.”
“A stunning piece of work, beautifully composed and finished. It’s very much its own thing, but in its reach, intelligence, and power it recalls Lampedusa’s The Leopard and Marai’s Embers, along with something of Norman MacLean. Old Men belongs on that same shelf.”
“A tender, beautifully expressed rumination on love and loss by a highly intelligent and marvelously brave old man.”
“Mr. Pouncey writes with enough style and elegance to bring envy into the heart of many a good novelist.”
From the Hardcover edition.