This inventive novel catalogs the lives of Minnesota's Darton Hall
College class of 1969. The chapters alternate between a narrative
of their year-late 30th reunion in the hot July of 2000 and forays
into the characters' various pasts. This technique allows us to see
them in the flower of their full-blown neuroses and then go back to
the etiology of the mess that most of their lives are in.
The chapters describing the past are sufficiently self-contained to
have their own titles and be published as short stories in The