“Jessica Anthony has given a voicewry, sad, and arrestingto the wounded little homunculus that lives, largely ignored, in all of us, a creature that wrestles with a guilt and grief that is as historical as it is personal. The Convalescent is a melancholy delight.” Chris Adrian, author of The Children’s Hospital
978-0-8021-4495-9 • $14.00 • Paperback • July 2010
The Convalescent is the story of a small, bearded man selling meat out of a bus parked next to a stream in suburban Virginia . . . and also, somehow, the story of ten thousand years of Hungarian history. Jessica Anthony, the inaugural winner of the Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, makes an unforgettable debut with an unforgettable hero: Rovar Ákos Pfliegmanunlikely bandit, unloved lover, and historian of the unimportant.