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May We Be Forgiven (Hardcover)

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    Winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction?A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation

    Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, a ......more

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Winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction?A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation

Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, a taller, smarter, and more successful high-flying TV executive, acquire a covetable wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of New York City. But Harry, a historian and Nixon scholar, also knows George has a murderous temper, and when George loses control the result is an act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives in which they both must seek absolution.

Harry finds himself suddenly playing parent to his brotherís two adolescent children, tumbling down the rabbit hole of Internet sex, dealing with aging parents who move through time like travelers on a fantastic voyage. As Harry builds a twenty-first-century family created by choice rather than biology, we become all the more aware of the ways in which our history, both personal and political, can become our destiny and either compel us to repeat our errors or be the catalyst for change.

May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.

A. M. Homes is the author of the memoir The Mistressís Daughter and the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know. She lives in New York City.

Author:
Homes, A. M.
Genre:
FICTION / Psychological
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
480
Language:
English
Publisher:
Viking Pr
Publish Date:
09/27/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780670025480
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
1.6 lb
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