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Music for Torching Brilliant. . . .I found myself rapt from beginning to end fascinated by Homess single-minded talent for provocation.–New York Times Book ReviewIn this remarkable fourth novel A.M. Homes delivers a sad/funny wild-card strewn indictment of the ways our lives dont work at centurys close. . . .all the more superb for the depth of its humanity.–Washington Post Book WorldA sly fast-paced and. . .darkly comic novel about a suburban marriage thats going to hell fast.–Wall Street JournalExhilarating. . .a hellbound joyride of a book. Homes torches a whole genteel tradition of suburban fiction–Cheever Updike–in which some center of stablility persists among the smug the adulterous and merely boring. . . .Its liberating to see the dead wood of unearned uplift get the old chop-chop. Rock-and-rollers have known for years that such rage and despair can yeild paradoxical exultation. Whats taken writers so long?–NewsweekSearing. . .heartbreaking. . .the picture of suburban society is defly presented.–USA TodayMusic for Torching has genuine and affecting emotional depth. . . .[Homes] gives conscience and tragic awareness to her characters with remarkable results.–The Boston GlobeIt takes a real virtuoso to pull all this together and Homes happily is just that.–Philadelphia Inquirer?Compelling. . .a haunting story of suburban ennui. Its no small achievement that Homes. . .manages to portray these blighted souls as people more to be pitied than loathed.?–People?Music for Torching is a page-turner that keeps us reading just to see what the author will think up next. A. M. Homess manic study of suburban malaise ends up with some timely insights into the unravelingof the moral underpinnings of our affluent society but before turning serious it offers a series of outrageously hilarious scenarios all the more startling because they are utterly believable.?–Richmond Times Dispatch Music for Torching – by A M