"Set in the 1960s in a small town in Oregon,
this quiet story is a touching tale about a teenager caught
between adolescence and manhood. The plot develops consistently
throughout the evening, and the characters are believable
and well developed. This well-written story conveys the seriousness
of the issues and will find a wide audience."
School Library Journal
"This novel is too good
to be just for teens!
The apparent simplicity veils a formal complexity that
will appeal to adults, which is why I liked it!"
Wittig, the late feminist literary critic and author
The Opoponax, Across the Acheron, The Lesbian Body,
The Straight Mind, and winner of the Prix Medicis
"A superb story with a terrific
theme, beautifully structured"
Mertz, pulp fiction master, author of Blood Red
Sun, Sudden Death (the
novelization of the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie), the Stone
M.I.A. Hunter series, the Cody's Army series,
Nightwind, Fade to Tomorrow, and over
twenty other novels
"I, too, fell in love with Colleen,
the aura in the moonlight. She is not only the dazzling
light burning in every boy's mind; she is every man's dream. .
. . Anyone who remembers being young will love this
book. I literally couldn't put the book down."
Agniéray, the late French poet, winner of the
Prix du Consul de Belgique and Première Mention,
Prix Jules Laforgue, Grand Prix 77 du Poème, Cercle
de Poésie, Paris
"Brims with a fullness of
life so intense that the heart fills with joy and the
mind with marvel"
Valesio, Italian poet and novelist, author of L'Ospedale
di Manhattan, Il regno doloroso, La rosa verde, and
winner of the Premio Marzotto
"Exuberant story telling!"
West, young-adult novelist, author of The Colossus of Richard