My guy at the Washington Post isn't particularly kind to Daniel (Piano Tuner) Mason's second effort.
"Despite many passages of beautiful writing, the novel suffers from an aimless plot, characters almost as abstract as the setting, and languid moralizing about the tragedy of poverty.
Fans of The Piano Tuner, take note: This new novel strikes the same chord over and over again."
I was a monster fan of the Piano Tuner.
I guess this goes off the list, as Ron Charles is rarely off the mark.
Posted by Dave