RED ROVER by Deirdre McNamer
An engaging and propulsive read that stirs profound emotions.
Ms. McNamer’s novel is vividly observed and original (actually entirely engrossing) in its conception. . . This is `the novel as storytelling,’ and it is of a very high order. —Richard Ford
Red Rover possesses such range and immediacy that I wondered how in a novel this length McNamer managed to have them both without sacrificing the very moving and humane story she tells. Amazingly, not a stitch is dropped in this remarkable book. —Tom McGuane
Red Rover is wonderful for the tenderness and clear-eyed emotional intelligence with which it renders the heartbreak of beautiful young lives wrecked by the great grinding machinery of governments going about their business. —Jim Shepard
A rare and considerable achievement. Stunning actually.