What I can say about this novel without ruining it: not a whole lot, except that it's one of the best I've read this year. Maddox's tone and pace remind me of George Saunders, who I can't legally get enough of. It's a little David Sedaris-y as well, without the poofters. "My Little Blue Dress" lied to me relentlessly and I loved it.
I realize this is sort of useless, except that it's not intended to be a review, just a recommendation. All the reviews I found managed to spoil this book within the first two sentences, which is such a shame. It's a very funny, very good book; believe me, or don't.