In this "stunningly lyrical" (Time) novel, Katherine Mosby weaves a haunting story of a woman trapped in the wrong place and time. "She's not crazy, she's just educated," is how she is described. Abandoned by her husband, the outspoken Vienna Daniels is forced to make a life for herself and her children in a small West Virginia town that neither understands nor accepts her...
"A beautiful first novel."-- Larry McMurtry
"Poetic...absorbing...impressive."-- The New Yorker
"What a pleasure it was to read this novel."-- Paul Bowles
"A profound sense of beauty...hilarious dialogue and exquisitely nuanced psychology, laughter, and tears."-- Booklist