David Nicholson is such a gifted, assured storyteller. . . .This is superbly crafted, memorable writing that will leave readers hungering for more.”
National Book Award-winning author of Middle Passage
"Nicholson focuses on the 'secret city' of the blue-collar and no-collar workers, almost entirely black, who have survived for generations in the shadow of the Capitol. . . . The characters here may be strangers in their country, and even in their city, but not in their neighborhood, which Nicholson depicts with sensitivity and grace."
—The New York Times