“An extraordinary achievement… very funny, original and deft, altogether lovable, poignant, rich with thought and feeling…immensely enjoyable. John Gardner has become a major contemporary writer.”- The New York Times
“A marvelous novel—absolutely marvelous: witty, intelligent, delightful… a celebration and a conservation of what we most need in one of the greatest poetic myths we have… I cannot recommend it too highly.” – Newsweek
“It deserves a place on the same shelf as Lord of the Flies, Cat’s Cradleand Catcher in the Rye.“-Christian Science Monitor
From the Trade Paperback edition.