The Caveman's Valentine

By George Dawes Green (Trade Paperback, 1995)
Romulus Ledbetter wasn't always homeless. He once was a devoted husband, father, and musician with a bright future. He now forages for food in the trash cans of the city's better neighborhoods and wages a strenuous one-man war against Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant, an evil -- and imaginary -- power broker who is responsible for society's ills, as well as the sinister Y- and Z-rays that are corrupting humankind. Then one wintry night, Rom finds a corpse at the mouth of his cave that rouses his well-defined sense of ethics and launches him on an obsessive quest for answers. Forced to reconnect with society, Rom leaves his world and journeys through a spiraling web of clues and hunches, straight into a sinister den of money, temptation, and murder--otherwise known as the "civilized" world.

Romulus Ledbetter wasn't always homeless. He once was a devoted husband, father, and musician with a bright future. He now forages for food in the trash cans of the city's better neighborhoods and wages a strenuous one-man war against Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant, an evil -- and imaginary -- power broker who is responsible for society's ills, as well as the sinister Y- and Z-rays that are corrupting humankind. Then one wintry night, Rom finds a corpse at the mouth of his cave that rouses his well-defined sense of ethics and launches him on an obsessive quest for answers. Forced to reconnect with society, Rom leaves his world and journeys through a spiraling web of clues and hunches, straight into a sinister den of money, temptation, and murder--otherwise known as the "civilized" world.

George Dawes Green is a higly acclaimed novelist and poet. He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.
  • "George Dawes Green has a good feel for what the American novel should be, and he isn't intimidated by it." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "The Juror is a heart-pounding, blood-chilling, page-turning tour de force. It's the most artful novel of its kind since The Silence of the Lambs."

  • "Green is a powerful writer with a delicate touch."

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

The Caveman's Valentine
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446671514
  • On Sale Date: 02/01/1995
The Caveman's Valentine