A rare book, one that will settle into the soul for a lifetime.Morgan Callan Rogers, author of Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea
Weaving together a dizzying number of intersecting plots, Sargent (Museum of Human Beings, 2009) captures the bustling excitement—and seedy grit—of early 1920s Boston.Kirkus Reviews
Colin W. Sargent (a relation of John Singer Sargent, who also splashes an appearance in the book) is a poet, playwright, novelist, and founding editor and publisher of Portland Magazine. As a helicopter pilot, Sargent was entranced by the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he has an M.F.A. from Stonecoast and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. He divides his time between the coasts of Maine, Virginia, and, when possible, the rest of the world.
A nonstop delight to readPortland Press Herald
So much about the modern US is explained here, not in a didactic manner but on its own, lying and exaggerated terms. Fiction tells the truths than mere facts cannot.The Morning Star
Sargent’s is a novel about the beauty of the outcast, and a critique of the perverse push and pull of society’s simultaneous exploitative fascination with and disgust for those who are different.The Virginian Pilot
In exuberant and yet precise prose, Colin Sargent conjures a sweeping tale of love, murder, and revenge.Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
Antic and episodic, The Boston Castrato is as hilarious as it is compassionate, intriguing and wise
nullJack Driscoll, author of The World of a Few Minutes Ago
Watch Colin give sublimely fine answers to a readers / writer’s questions on this Youtube clip.
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