From the back cover: "An intelligent, compassionate and honest treatment of a decent human being who happens to be homosexual. . . Hansen writes sardonically and perceptively about the realities of his life, whether they involve a drunken con artist, a rich woman who knows she's being used but cannot resist it because 'he's so good in bed,' and the one woman whom Oliver ever had a close personal and sexual relationship with. . . ." - Publisher's Weekly
"Taut, vivid, compassionate, strongly felt. . . . turns the events of a man's difficult year into a story as page-turning as a detective story." - USA Today.