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A thought-provoking, sometimes heartbreaking sequence of stories based on a group of real people held together by their love of Franz Kafka. Here friends, fans, and lovers find themselves haunted by the death of the great author. Imbued with a gravitas and dark irony that recall Kafka’s own work, these stories nonetheless also bear the singular imaginary stamp and the keen psychological and emotional insight that have marked all of Jay Cantor’s writing.
"Ingeniously unified and admirably purposeful. . . . Cantor’s fiction is a worthy homage to Kafka." —The New York Times Book Review
"Provocative. . . . Evocative, ambitious. . . . Cantor creates gripping stories." —Slate
"Offbeat and psychologically incisive storytelling." —The New Yorker
"A fascinating blend of fact and fiction." —The Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Cantor’s stories honor Kafka’s legacy." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel