This is the audacious first novel from the author of Listening to Prozac(1), Should You Leave?(2), and Moments of Engagement(3). This rich and wonderful book defies distillation. Somehow Kramer successfully weaves together a poignant family saga with anarchist theory, suspenseful intrigue with social criticism, dark cynicism with hope for humanity. Reading this book (like so many things) will not be the same after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The story centers on a divorced community college professor involved in anarchist bombings of beach-front mansions on Cape Cod. Although the bombings are scrupulously orchestrated to avoid direct injury to people, Kramer’s sympathetic portrayal of any type of terrorism may be troubling for some readers. Yet the provocative aspects of this book are in some ways prescient and, perhaps, especially relevant to a nation engaged in a war against terrorism.