That such an ethereal, elegiac narrative could address so many hard, human truths is the miracle of Solar Bones. Told in one long, rippling sentence, (not a period in sight!) it is the story of civil engineer Marcus Conway, musing from the afterlife about his existence, his family, and the hubris of humans in allowing politics to take precedence over nature. McCormack keeps a light rein on his flowing prose, giving it just enough slack to keep it from wafting away. A beautiful, sorrowful book.
- Grace Harper