Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Orphans is a far cry from a coffin for Tom Waits—for his career or otherwise. Its contents are the outpourings of a sprawling, creative mind and a full, complex heart, both of which are brilliantly alive. Expansive and prolific, it is a powerful midlife testament from one of the world's greatest geniuses, and it heralds a strange and beautiful future for us all.