Rollicking prose, sharp observations, and a sureness of form make M. B. Neff's Year of the Rhinoceros a brilliant debut--a heartfelt novel of disillusionment and its consequences.
Gary Lutz, author of Stories in the Worst Way and I Looked Alive
Year of The Rhinoceros accurately portrays a important period in American political history wherein the struggle for democracy took a wrong turn--one we've yet to come out of. In this current era of revisionism and injustice, the truth needs to be told.
Thomas Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project
The Year of the Rhinoceros is a compelling, utterly original novel that savagely and hilariously explores what went wrong in this country a couple of decades ago, and that keeps going wrong even now. Neff is a raucous new voice in American literature.
Robert Olen Butler, author and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Michael Neff’s debut novel is a stunning performance—a book that puts me in mind of Mark Twain after a ten year prison term locked in a cell with Laurence Sterne.
Robert Bausch, author