Broken River - J. Robert Lennon

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Broken River opens with a cinematic scene: lights still on, dishes in the sink, cigarettes aglow in an ashtray and a couple fleeing with a child in the middle of the night. From who? Why? And what is the thing, inside the house, watching? Eleven years later, the house welcomes another couple with a child: a philandering husband and neglectful father, a frustrated wife trying to write her fifth romance novel, and a lonely daughter far too aware of her parents' flaws. What unfolds is a family drama ripe with the tensions of a broken family, narrated in a sprightly prose. Lennon twists this drama, subverting expectations, as the truth of what happened that night many years ago slowly reveals itself and the threat of violence stalks the family.

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ISBN: 9781555977726
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - May 16th, 2017

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