portraits from Childhood and Youth
a novel by Susan Cahill
“This novel is one of those rare and wonderful literary surprises: a perfectly simple little story told with such skill that reading it is a completely satisfying experience . . . .
Cahill’s skill is her ability to combine total recall, a good ear, selective instincts, humor and a general pleasure in the English language into her own distinctive voice. . . . “ -The New York Times Book Review
“The story of a Catholic girlhood” and “a spirited heroine descended from Mary McCarthy and Becky Sharp.” -The Chicago Tribune
“Don’t let the bland cover of the . . . paperback edition fool you – Earth Angels has a mean hard kick.” -James Wolcott, The Village Voice