By Lisa Gornick
Saul Dubinsky has been arrested for attempting to scouse borrow medications from a sanatorium pharmacy. nobody is certain how this shy, delicate, and devoted health care professional fell from grace. there has been a sufferer who had tried suicide—but the roots of this downward spiral may match again some distance extra, and now his household try to determine what went wrong.
Saul’s emotionally distant spouse, Rena, needs to confront the mess ups in their marriage—and within the procedure, face her disgrace over her personal prior. Saul’s father, who some time past gave up his personal psychiatric perform, blames himself for his son’s breakdown, and reveals himself laid low with thoughts of a stricken patient—and his complicity in his family’s long-simmering problems.
As Rena and Leonard each one grapple with the impression of Saul’s arrest, they're drawn nearer together—and a fragile transformation starts off to happen in each one of them—in a profound novel within which “none of the characters is ideal, even these we so much love; they are often self-absorbed, lustful, vulnerable, or petrified of intimacy, either non secular and actual. but they're human in all their complexity, and they're fantastically rendered” (Library Journal).
“Gornick’s superbly developed novel is knowledgeable stability of humor and pathos that might depart readers worried for her subsequent work.” —Booklist
“A splendidly sincere publication, deeply felt, with characters carved from the genuine stuff of what we're. a chief novel, the entire extra excellent because it is Gornick’s debut.” —Colum McCann, writer of Let the good international Spin
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