Or should I say “Jesus wept”?
Proofed, corrected, and scented with all the perfumes of Arabia:
Into thy hands I commend my book.
For those who asked why it won’t be out till May 19, this is nothing unusual. There are all kinds of decisions involved, as well as technical matters like printing, further proofing, and so on. In fact, I’m surprised it got through so early; usually it takes a year from submission until sale.