One Headlight

***Out now through Cirque Press ***

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Reviews of One Headlight

Caprioli’s prose is frank and insightful, finding the lyricism in everyday objects, turns of phrase, and locales….The result is a moving rumination on the varying roles that a mother can play in a son’s life, for better and for worse….. An affecting and surprising remembrance about the responsibilities of parents and children.

Kirkus Reviews

“[Caprioli’s] memories of coffee shops, local businesses, and school events will resonate with Alaska’s readers, and his depictions of working-class, poverty-level Alaska counterbalance the usual tropes of Alaska as a sublime wilderness.”

Anchorage Daily News

“One Headlight” is an inspirational story of resilience and fortitude, as well as learning to appreciate those who have supported you — even in their flawed and perhaps unconventional ways. Matt Caprioli has found success these days because along the way he experienced two things: the always-welcoming energy of New York and momentous power in a quiet drive with those one loves.”

—Chelsea News New York

Matt Caprioli’s One Headlight is a beautifully written coming-of-age story, a tribute to a gorgeously flawed and surprisingly resilient family…. This memoir is like no other book I have read. It will entertain you as it crushes you.

Martha Amore, author of In the Quiet Season & Weathered Edge

Quirky humor, bright language, and sharp emotional insight.

Joe Okonkwo, author of the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction Jazz Moon and Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck

 [One Headlight] is more than another coming-of-age story. It is a love letter to his mother, Abby, a lively woman, who navigates the world with humor and humility, doing her best with the hand she is dealt, both for herself and for the son she so clearly adores.

Lucian Childs, Editor of the Lambda Literary Nominee Building Fires in the Snow

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