"In his first novel, Doug Dorst provides an excellent example of how a new group of writers with literary aspirations are adept at mixing high and low culture into novels that are as entertaining as they are insightful. Dorst takes a story about a prototypical slacker and turns it into something fairly profound, an investigation of relationships between lovers, friends and, always lurking in the background, fathers and sons. It's also a memorable look at the corroding effects of obsession. All that, plus a ripping ghost story....
Dorst not only manages to weave these seemingly disparate threads into a satisfying whole, he also explores complexity of relationships in a way that your average ghost story thriller is not even going to touch."
Causes Doug Dorst Supports
The Nature Conservancy; The Milo Foundation; East Bay Community Law Center; Natural Resources Defense Council