"A touching and heartfelt book that should stir plenty of nongay as well as gay readers."
"A graceful homage to an ordinary man."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"For weeks after I finished reading A Boy I Once Knew, I thought about Vincent every day, wondered how he was doing. To me, the book is a memoir, yes, but also a larger meditation on memory and how a story can be a form of immortality; a life that does not stop after death but continues to weave through the lives of others, even strangers.... Vincent wanted to be remembered and Elizabeth Stone made him indelibly memorable, which is as much as any of us would ever hope for."
-- Amy Tan
author of The Joy Luck Club and
The Bonesetter's Daughter.