A New York Times Book Review
"Fast-paced and] riveting . . . Stone is one of our transcendently great American novelists." -- Madison Smartt Bell
"Brilliant." -- Washington Post
At an elite college in a once-decaying New England city, Steven Brookman has come to a decision. A brilliant but careless professor, he has determined that for the sake of his marriage, and his soul, he must end his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always late yet always incandescent. But Maud is a young woman whose passions are not easi... View More...