The Very Air

A New and Recommended paperback choice of The New York Times Book Review


Critical praise for The Very Air
“Douglas Bauer is a novelist of enormous power and boundless talent.”
William Kennedy

“Second novels can be a problem, like the sophomore jinx for promising rookies. But Douglas Bauer has hit a home run with The Very Air, an absorbing tale about Luther Mathias’ struggle for love and acceptance in the hardscrabble Texas life of the early part of the century.”
David Holahan, The Hartford Courant

“Energetic, ingenious, and highly entertaining, The Very Airis a funny, old-fashioned page turner, full of tragedy and farce, intrigue and stage-door romance.”
Ron Hansen
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