'This debut is a searing and sparkling piece of writing that promises great things to come'
'Exciting and unique. Torres's powerful, lyrical prose gives even the darkest of scenes a sheen of brilliance'
'Torres prose has the intensity of poetry. This debut holds out the promise of further virtuoso writing' --Independent
'This coming of age story oscillates between violence and affection, pathos and humour, enriched by fresh and ornate prose'
About the Author
Justin Torres was born in 1980 and grew up in upstate New York. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, and Glimmer Train. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, a recipient of the Rolon United States Artist Fellowship in Literature, and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.