In the land of the Well-Built City, Physiognomist First Class Cley studies the body's shape to determine character, uncover secrets, even foretell the future. But swirling around him are dark pools of arrogance and corruption, and before long the privileged physiognomist must confront the surprising truth about himself and his profession.
About the Author
Jeffrey Ford is a writing teacher at Brookdale Community College and the author of "The Empire of Ice Cream, The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, The Girl in the Glass, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuqu, " and "Vanitas." He is the winner of a Nebula Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He lives in Medford Lakes, New Jersey.