The month here ends on a high note as much-loved Seattle writer Matt Ruff, author of Fool on the Hill, Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy, Set This House in Order, and Bad Monkeys, makes this welcome return for the paperback edition of last year's truly fabulous novel, The Mirage (HarperPerennial)whose publication we helped celebrate in a wonderful evening. "One of the most daring 9/11-inspired novels to emerge after that horrific day more than a decade ago." – Seattle Times. "Ruff is a world-class world builder who, perhaps better than any writer, can create exotic, mysterious worlds and communicate their unique rules and consistent logics both clearly and concisely ... The Mirage isn't only an object lesson in geopolitics; it's a secret history, a magic mirror allowing glimpses into the effects of religious fundamentalism of all types on the United States over the last 50 years." – Paul Constant, The Stranger.