RICHARD VINE is the managing editor of Art in America, one of the world’s most influential art magazines. He holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago and has written hundreds of critical essays and two nonfiction books on contemporary art. He recently curated museum exhibitions in India and China, and his travels as an art critic have taken him throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. In earlier days, he worked in steel mills and a locked psychiatric ward, was a beach bum in Hawaii and an ad executive in Chicago, studied in the south of France, and participated in the 1970 Kent State demonstrations that ended with four students killed and nine wounded. SOHO SINS is his first novel.