This is the second book of poems by Nevada poet Brian Rihlmann. His first book, Ordinary Trauma, established him as a serious and penetrating observer of the harsh underside of American life. In his current book, Rihlmann finds a few touches of hope here and there in the hardships he documents so well. This is a book for anyone who has come through the darkness–or who is still struggling to come through. It is a book for people who believe in hope.