“a treasure trove of insight on the artist . . .”
On the back cover of Ninety-Nine Stories of God, by (as her publicity packet references) “Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist” Joy Williams, author Chuck Palahniuk (who wrote Fig
“A captivating tale of intrigue that combines comedy and romance with a trenchant commentary on imperialist atrocities in Southeast Asia.”
The journalist, biographer, and Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield calls David Bowie a lot of names: tramp, vagabond, and “the most alien of rock artists” to name a few.
A sense of belonging, class, ethnicity, the rumblings of a civil war that presages a world war and the machinations of the art world—could Jessie Burton have levered much more into the pages of thi