“In Our Burden’s Light, Patrick Thomas Casey hunts big game: sex and love, memory and loss. And---with a piercing eye for detail, an ear for rhythm, and great empathy---he grabs ample fistfuls of each. This is brave and beautiful writing."
---Josh Weil, author of The New Valley
“Evidently, Patrick Thomas Casey was somebody’s big secret until now. I just don’t know how they kept him from us. No one writes this good the first time out, do they?
Casey’s Our Burden’s Light is so much more than a promising first novel by a formidably talented writer; it is a literary achievement of the first order. Casey has breathed life into his desperate characters, and they breathed life into me. I can’t forget them. I don’t want to. Casey knows that every story is many stories, and he handles the complex intersecting tales of loss, death, and unspeakable secrets with intelligence, grace, and lyricism.”
---John Dufresne, author of Requiem, Mass.
“From the opening paragraph of Our Burden’s Light, I knew I was reading a writer of extraordinary talent. Patrick Thomas Casey is an exciting new voice in American fiction, and this striking debut should gain him a wide and appreciative audience.”
---Ron Rash, author of Serena