Edward Hower has published twelve books, including eight novels, two collections of stories, and recently, What Can You Do: Personal Essays and Travel Writings. His work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Smithsonian, American Scholar, Southern Review, Epoch, Five Points, Narrative and elsewhere. He has been awarded fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, as well as two Fulbright Grants to India. Ithaca, New York, has been his home since 1975.
Julien, a musical prodigy, and his girlfriend Cheyenne, a rebellious young poet, grow up together in a gritty Massachusetts mill town. Julien, surviving on street-fighting skills learned from his gangster uncle, wins scholarships that help him escape with Cheyenne to a wider, seemingly gentler world. But finding their way in it becomes as dangerous as it is exciting.
Praise for Edward Hower’s Previous Novels:
“Edward Hower…is a writer of talent and substance.” — William Kennedy
The New Life Hotel
“A beautifully rendered story.” — The New York Times
A Garden of Demons
“Hower is a fine storyteller and a first-rate writer.” — Robert Stone
Shadows and Elephants
“…a stunning book, vivid, dramatic, and full of warmth.” — Edmund White
“A generous and lively novel.” — Joy Williams