I just received this lovely message from Alea Hall, a graduate student in English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, who is reading the pages proofs for Bread. I love it so much, in fact, that I'm sharing the last line of her message here.
"You have unveiled all the secret corners of this disease, unbound the gags, there is something truly moving and spiritual about this work--I am sad to finish it."
This is the response from readers that I dream of! Thank you Alea!