A playful, witty and observant novel, Harry Kollatz Jr.’s Carlisle Montgomery, set in Richmond, Virginia, follows its namesake, along with her ensemble the Live Wires, from gigs to art shows to the silver screen to lovers’ beds. If Richmond had a beating heart, it would pound in Carlisle Montgomery’s ribcage. A monumental achievement.

–Alex McGlothlin, author ofThe Medium of Desire


Virginia writer Anne Soffee’s commentary on Richmond In Ragtime: Socialists, Suffragists, Sex and Murder.


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