[K]eeps repeating with quiet conviction that the human condition can, in spite of everything, be joyful. You are not alone, it says to the reader I understand you. I was there.
Bergen’s best writing evokes the absence of what has been lost and, even more terribly, what is not there to be found.
The Globe and Mail
“But the rich men keep putting all us dogs on the leash. Loitering law, vagrancy law. Old man like me can land in county jail for standing on a corner with empty pockets.”
“A Golden Compass for the Arab Spring.”
Steven Hall, author of The Raw Shark Texts