On his blog Underground Book Club Michael Bryson discusses Esplanade editor Andrew Steinmetz's genre-bending new book
"Eva's Three Penny Theatre doesn't explore redemption. It is a better book because it avoids this Christian, post-Freudiean cliche. Television talk shows may "make good TV" by providing simple solutions, but literature serves itself best when it avoids this commercial imperative. Steinmetz's exploration of his family's history, and the way he has chosen to frame those stories, reveals a depth of humanity that would have failed to come through if he'd sought the simple theme."