“Rifkin’s characters are ruined, desperate creatures, comic and soulful, perpetually in line for a ladle full of redemption.” —Hammer Museum

“Rifkin is what might have happened had Nathanael West lived on and been even more talented . . . . Exquisite.” —Kirkus Reviews

Online playable songs from, and for, the novel have been generously contributed by We Five's Jerry and Debbie Burgan; Stanley Wycoff (with Dave Alvin on lead guitar and backing vocals by the late Chris Gaffney); and David Stadalnikas from Uninvited Dinner Guests.

"Been to Jesus" (E.A. HOFFMAN): performed by Stanley Wycoff, with Dave Alvin and Chris Gaffney

"After the Rain": David Stadalnikas

"Aztec King": David Stadalnikas

"For Old Times": Jerry and Debbie Burgan (Live Version)