May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

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May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

by A. M. Homes

Viking Adult | October 2, 2012 | 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 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 brother's 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. 
 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: October 2, 2012

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670025488

ISBN - 13: 9780670025480

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May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

by A. M. Homes

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: October 2, 2012

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670025488

ISBN - 13: 9780670025480

About the Book

Harold has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother acquire success. But Harold knows his brother has a murderous temper, and when he loses control the result is an act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives.

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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 brother's 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. 
 

About the Author

A. M. Homes is the author of the memoir The Mistress's 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.

Editorial Reviews

  Praise for May We Be Forgiven “An entertaining, old-fashioned American story about second chances…A.M. Homes is a writer I’ll pretty much follow anywhere because she’s indeed so smart, it’s scary; yet she’s not without heart… May We Be Forgiven [is] deeply imbued with the kind of It’s A Wonderful Life -type belief in redemption that we Americans will always be suckers for, and rightly so.” —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air   “Cheever country with a black comedy upgrade…Homes crams a tremendous amount of ambition into May We Be Forgiven , with its dark humor, its careening plot, its sex-strewn suburb and a massive cast of memorable characters...its riskiest content, however, is something different: sentiment.  This is a Tin Man story, in which the zoned-out Harry slowly grows a heart.” —Carolyn Kellogg, The Los Angeles Times                                                                          “Darkly funny…the moments shared between this ad hoc family are the novel’s most endearing…Homes&rsqu
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