A.M. Homes - May We Be Forgiven (2nd Hand Paperback)
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013.
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 spiralling 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.
May We Be Forgiven explores contemporary orphans losing and finding themselves anew; and it speaks above all to the power of personal transformation - simultaneously terrifying and inspiring.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Uncategorised Fiction
- Published : 2012 (Granta)
- ISBN : 9781847083234
- SKU : B000419
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"I started reading A.M. Homes twenty years ago. Wild and funny, questioning and true, she is a writer to go travelling with on the journey called life." - Jeanette Winterson.
"A big American story with big American themes, the saga of the triumph of a new kind of self-invented nuclear family over cynicism, apathy, loneliness, greed, and technological tyranny . . . this novel has a strong moral core, neither didactic nor judgmental, that holds out the possibility of redemption through connection." - Kate Christensen, Elle.
"A razor-sharp critique of American family life from one of the country’s foremost comic writers, May We Be Forgiven scooped the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and deservedly so. A glorious satirical opus of one man’s struggle through the vicissitudes of life, it is arguable that this is Homes’ finest book to date." - Waterstones.
Amy M. Homes is an American writer best known for her controversial novels and unusual short stories, which feature extreme situations and characters. Notably, her novel The End of Alice is about a convicted child molester and murderer.
Featured Author . . . A.M. Homes
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