“Big Craig – Don Gately in the novel – was one of the Granada House supervisors and sometimes the house cook.  He had first met Wallace when he found the new resident’s stuff on his bunk and threw Wallace’s bag on the ground. … And it did not take Wallace long to see the possibilities in a lug with an interior life.  There was a sort of Dostoevskian gloss to him, the redeemed criminal…”

– D.T. Max, from Every Love Story is a Ghost Story (p.141)