Jesse James Freeman is an extraordinarily gifted writer and storyteller. You might think urban fantasy isn't your thing-I might have before I read Billy Purgatory. Freeman is smart, keenly observant, and has this uncommon combination of being sardonic and wistful at the same time. He humanizes his characters--even villains--all in a commanding, masterful writing style that you wear like a warm sweater on a cool night or cactus prickles in your pants.
Billy Purgatory is a shocking, rollicking, wholly satisfying read. So get out there and get your copy and read it. You'll feel as though you've gone on holiday with one of the sharpest young social philosophers and raconteurs of our day.