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  • Joe McGinniss
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495159
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495150
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 554 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2016



An Indie Next Pick
Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Fiction
One of New York magazine’s “8 Books You Need to Read This August”
One of USA Today’s “Hottest Books”

This blistering and unforgettable vision of contemporary life has the ambition of a serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, managing to be simultaneously sexy, scary, and powerfully moving. Most of all, it offers an unflinching portrait of modern marriage in a nation scarred by vanished jobs, abandoned homes, psychotropic cure-alls, infidelity via iPhone, and ruthless choices.


Customer Reviews

“McGinniss has written a powerful and almost unremittingly bleak novel that may have some readers recalling Yeats’ poem ‘The Second Coming.’ ”

— Booklist (starred)

“Riveting . . . McGinniss is poised to become one of our sharpest observers of life in America at the start of the twenty-first century.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Propulsive . . . The novel’s nearly 100 vignettes many of them gems of concision and electric prose that lay bare the darker sides of Nick and Phoebe, as well as the handful of coworkers and eccentric neighbors who swirl down the drain with them mirror the discontent seething just beneath the surface of an ersatz American dream. . . . McGinniss is at his best when describing, with anthropological intensity, the throes of a broken relationship.”

— Publishers Weekly