"Though its cast is new and its tone considerably more somber, this intoxicating if painful work shares with Block's earlier novels a magic-tinged Los Angeles setting... Disturbing but ultimately exhilarating."~ Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[Block’s] characters have a deeply affecting intensity, her settings are painted with an artist's eye, and her images are bits of poetry.”~ Booklist

“Block's prose moves like a heroin trip through the smog and wet heat, heavy flowers, and velvet grunge of Hollywood. Readers will see themselves in Laurel's dreams and be excited by the strange, yet familiar possibilities there; and they'll want fiercely, like her, to create, to dance on the beach, to have visions, to make love, and to love themselves for who they are. This is serious life Block is writing about-it's raw, hellish, heavenly, and real. ~ School Library Journal

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