A professor of Linguistics in a Gulf Coast college town causes an accident that destroys his marriage and sends him into a breakdown, in which he perceives that the world is falling apart with him. Even his language becomes fractured, in a parallel to the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel.
GABRIEL BLACKWELL is the author of six other books. His essays and fictions have appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, Post Road, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He lives in Spokane, WA.