Scott Brown is an extravagantly talented writer. His novel Far Afield exhibits a rich and generous sensibility, an exquisite ear for language and is populated with funny, troubled characters. It is a deep pleasure to read Cristina Garcia
Beneath Scott Brown's farce about a mild-mannered reporter, who while on holiday in the tropics becomes embroiled in internecine island politics, lurks an unexpectedly moving tale of lyric discovery and quietly affirmative renewal. Readers beware: Like me, I bet you will try to find the tiny nation of Momo-Jima in your atlas. You will want to book the next flight out.