Stoop-shouldered and balding beneath a porkpie hat, Jonah Soloway is an old man before his time. Effectively orphaned when an SUV took his mother's life, he has retreated into a solitary world of vintage artifacts and comic books. But he longs to make a human connection--even if it means twisting the truth to get it. When he dials the number on Rose Oliveri's 9/11 missing poster and reaches her mother, Vivian, one incent lie leads to ather, and before Jonah kws it, reality becomes uncertain even to him. Stalked by Rose's ghost, Jonah finds himself falling deeper into his own fabrications as he wanders a city turned surreal in terrorism's settling dust. But when he meets Jane, an irreverent student of psychoanalysis, he'll be forced to choose between illusion and the possibility of a true relationship --P.  of cover.
Griffin Hansbury holds a master's degree from the Creative Writing Program of New York University. He is the author of Day for Night, an acclaimed collection of poems, and has received numerous awards for his writing, including two fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts. A contributor to This American Life, his writing has appeared online in Mr. Beller's Neighborhood and Dan Kennedy's Really Small Talk. He lives in New York City.