In a stunning departure from her enormously popular Weetzie Bat books, Francesca Lia Block weaves a darkly exhilarating tale of shattered passions and family secrets.
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Laurel's California world is anything but mundane--the book is constructed around a tarot reading and includes psychic phenomena--but Block (Missing Angel Juan, 1993, etc.) keeps readers at arm's length with a pale cast and Laurel's indifferent first-person narration.| Read Full Review of The Hanged Man
""Block's novel is structured upon the conventions of a tarot reading, adding another layer of meaning and mystery to the hypnotic prose,"" said PW's starred review of this tale of a girl grappling with her abusive father's death.| Read Full Review of The Hanged Man
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