Lewis Martin, a retired college professor, stumbles upon the body of a friend of his, Martin Aguilera, when he stops by his cabin for a quick visit. When he later returns with the sheriff, the body is no longer there and there is no real evidence that anything had taken place in the cabin.
"Anything we take for granted, Mr. Everett means to show us, may turn out to be a lie." - The Wall Street Journal
“Percival's talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Wright and Ellison.” — Publisher's Weekly
"A sharp satirical voice only predictable in its provocation." —Playboy
ABOUT PERCIVAL EVERETT
Percival Everett is the author of numerous novels, as well as a trio of story collections and a trio of poetry collections. He is a professor at the University of Southern California.