“Slam-bang... superb... masterful... gripping... marvelous.”—Washington Post
“Deftly crafted” (New York Review of Books), with its collection of lusty, lazy, hard-drinking characters, Always Happy Hour showcases transcendent contemporary talent at its best.
“His early novel Call It Sleep was his Ulysses. His late work An American Type is his Grapes of Wrath.”—Thane Rosenbaum, Los Angeles Times
"Grisly and atmospheric…[these] stories feature small worlds of animal amorality in which the sweet taste of revenge leaves no aftertaste of guilt." —Publishers Weekly