14 July 2014 | Cleaver Magazine
Istanbul before the 1980 coup, Atlantic City on the cusp of gambling in 1978, a Tuscan boyhood disrupted: writers conjure innocence lost: a review of Alberto Moravia’s Agostino and louis Greenstein’s Mr. Boardwalk.
“Nathaniel Popkin was born, it seems, with a preternatural talent for turning back the hands of time. Here, in this teeming novel about idealists, romanticists, schemers, and raconteurs, Popkin takes readers through the fields and down the streets of a roiling Philadelphia.” —Beth Kephart