Hugely ambitious and richly human, the story of a family coping with the terrible legacy of tragedy.
Adam Haslett is the author of the short-story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, a New York Times bestseller shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize and the US National Book Award, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Hamish Hamilton published his latest novel, Imagine Me Gone. His books have been translated into eighteen languages and his writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, the Financial Times, and Der Spiegel, among others. He lives in New York.
Publisher's description. How much can any of us do to save those we love from themselves? What does the dark legacy of guilt do to a person, to a relationship, to a family? Achingly poignant and sharply witty, this portrait of a single tragedy rippling across many lives has all the makings of an American classic. * Penguin * Beautiful, elegant, harrowing... This is a book that makes you eager, once more, for the complications of the world -- Colum McCann This beautiful, tragic novel will haunt you for the rest of your life... Michael is simply one of the finest characters I've ever come across... An extraordinary work of art -- Paul Harding Marvellously lucid and intelligent... [a] novel about family, love, and a despair that proves unbearable -- Joy Williams