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May We be Forgiven
Author: A. M. Homes

ISBN: 9781847083234
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1 June 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0 x 3.2
Darkly comic and dizzyingly inventive - the ANZ break-out novel from one of from one of the USA's most important writers.

Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life; his brother George is a high-flying TV producer, with a murderous temper.They have been uneasy rivals since childhood.Then one day George loses control so extravagantly that he precipitates Harry into an entirely new life. In May We Be Forgiven, Homes gives us a darkly comic look at 21st century domestic life - at individual lives spiraling out of control, bound together by family and history.

The cast of characters experience adultery, accidents, divorce, and death. But this is also a savage and dizzyingly inventive vision of contemporary America, whose dark heart Homes penetrates like no other writer - the strange jargons of its language, its passive aggressive institutions, its inhabitants' desperate craving for intimacy and their pushing it away with litigation, technology, paranoia.

At the novel's heart are the spaces in between, where the modern family comes together to re-form itself. <i...

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