An utterly distinct literary experience. No one writes like Gary Soto. Rather than falling into the trap of politicizing his subjectsblaming Anglos, blaming the church, blaming anyone at allhe simply presents the lives of these three men with emphasis on the minute details, the micro-decisions, the often-perverse impulses that actually comprise so much of human existence. By doing so, he achieves universality."Gerald Haslam
A comic yet sorrowful novel of social castaways, a portrait of men on the edge of homelessness. The world could do without these men, yet we see them on every urban street corner.