Lychack simply makes a reader feel the sadness inherent in this whole business of trying to connect with other human beings.
— Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

The Wasp Eater (2004)

The Wasp Eater is a love story about a boy’s quest to bring his mother and father back together again. He sets out to do this by running away to redeem a family ring at a pawn shop, as if his whole world was but one gesture away from life, as if all of his mother’s ache and anger and longing could be released by one symbol, a blue diamond that had always stood for her own father and the life he promised for her and her family before he died. In a world of contradictions, the boy will get this ring for her, but he’ll achieve the opposite of what he thought he wanted...

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