Joyce Jackson's life is dedicated to the memory of Elvis, but the state of California wants to prove she is a welfare cheat. But from Joyce, caseworker Emily Shaw learns the power of music, memory, and the imagination. The author of Beggars and Choosers, Kalpakian's writing is magical with sexual energy, spiritual largesse, and musical genius.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
Emily Shaw, fresh out of college with a degree in social work, thinks she can heal the world Candy Striper style with her notes from her final Sociology class. Elvis has died five years prior and ... Read full review
GRACELANDUser Review - Kirkus
There's something forced about Kalpakian's adequately written sixth book (Dark Continent, 1989, etc.)—a melodramatic novel that celebrates Elvis Presley as a cultural and spiritual icon. Joyce ... Read full review