"Clear-eyed and captivating, Olafsson writes effortlessly, seemingly incapable of a dull paragraph or page. His people are real, period atmosphere and detail unobtrusively perfect, his novel a gem and small masterpiece."
Icelandic-born Olafsson (The Journey Home
, 2000; Absolution
, 1994) tells the life story of William Randolph Hearst's fictional butler—deftly and grippingly.
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