What E. L Doctorow’s Ragtime did for New York, The Boston Castrato does for Boston. A modern American
classic, set in the 1920s Boston of gangsters, high society, and the wild crew who surround the poet Amy Lowell.
From high poetry to low skulduggery, the city builds and takes shape around Raffi. Exiled from Rome as the last
castrato, he journeys on a quest for love and understanding.
‘In exuberant and yet precise prose, Colin Sargent conjures a sweeping tale of love, murder,and revenge.’ – Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
‘Masterful command of language. A rare book, one that will settle into the soul for a lifetime.’ – Morgan Callan Rogers, author, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea